Last Friday, the Kaiser Family Foundation released a report entitled “Assessing ACA Marketplace Enrollment.” To read more about what’s included in the report and to download a copy, click here.
As for Marketplace enrollees, Health Affairs has released a new report that looks at who the most likely enrollees are. So if you want to figure out who the best targets are for your outreach or where more effort may be needed, check out their article by clicking here.
It’s tax season, so if you’re getting questions from consumers about what the penalties are for not having insurance, you may want to refer them to the new FAQ from Kaiser Health News here.
The Federal Poverty Level (FPL) was updated for 2016 in January, but until recently the Marketplace was using the 2015 FPL. The FPL is used in the Marketplace to determine eligibility for the Advanced Premium Tax Credit and Medicaid eligibility so these are the levels which will be used to determine 2017 eligibility. CMS announced within the last week that the Marketplace will now be using the updated FPL to also calculate Medicaid and CHIP determinations going forward in 2016. For the new FPL, click here.
Last week, we reported on the Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters (NBPP) for the 2017 Marketplace released by CMS. The Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) provides technical assistance to navigators and it has summarized what the 2017 NBPP means for navigators. To read this summary in the CHIR blog, click here. Also, to read our news item on last week’s release of the NBPP which includes links to the rules, the CMS press release and the CMS fact sheet summarizing the rules, click here.
Are you looking for local partners to help with outreach to the disability community? The NDNRC is funding eighteen Community Outreach Collaboratives (COCs) for the third year of our project. This includes the eleven that were funded last year, plus seven new locations in six new states. The COCs increase collaborations in the community, dissemination and outreach efforts and enrollment of people with disabilities in the ACA. To find a COC, click here.
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