REFERENCE GUIDES ON INCOME AND IMMIGRATION NOW AVAILABLE
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) has two new reference guides to help assisters with income and immigration. To learn more about these guides or to download copies, check out our news item. AAHD is partnering with the CBPP on a project called the Consumer Assistance Coordination Hub (CACH). The CACH supports individuals and groups that provide enrollment assistance. To read more about this project, check out our blog post.
The Kaiser Family Foundation has two new calculators available to help consumers determine what financial assistance is available to help them pay for monthly health insurance premiums and what the tax penalty would be if they did not carry insurance in 2018. These letters can be found at the following links:
AAHD is partnering with Community Catalyst on a project aimed at spreading awareness about the upcoming open enrollment period (with tools like the graphic below). If you want to read more about this project, check out our blog post.
The Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) along with the Urban Institute have released a new report which examines what states and insurance companies did to prevent consumers to go without an option for coverage on the 2018 marketplace. To read more about this report or to download a copy, check out our news item.
Last week we reported on CMS’s proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters (NBPP) for the 2019 marketplace. If you want to learn more about the proposed NBPP, the Georgetown University CHIR also has a blog post which describes the possible role that states could play if the proposed rules are enacted. CMS is accepting comments on the proposed NBPP until November 27.
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) has created a brochure entitled “It’s Time to Check on Your Health Insurance!” to help promote open enrollment. In addition to the link above, it can be accessed on the NDNRC website on the NDNRC Materials page.
The dates for open enrollment this year are different than they were in prior years as OE5 will end on December 15, 2017. These dates apply for marketplaces on the federally facilitated exchange (healthcare.gov). Some states who are running their own state-based marketplace will have an extended period for OE5. For a complete rundown of the dates for open enrollment in the state-based marketplaces, check out our blog post.
The University of Washington, Healthy Aging & Physical Disability, Rehabilitation Research Training Center (RRTC) has just published a new factsheet on resilience and aging with disability entitled “How to Bounce Back.”
Are you looking for local partners to help with outreach to the disability community? The NDNRC has Community Outreach Collaboratives (COCs) which work to increase collaborations in the community, dissemination and outreach efforts and enrollment of people with disabilities in the ACA marketplace. You can find a COC, on the COC page of our website.
Archives of our weekly updates are available on the NDNRC website.