NEW REPORTS LOOK AT 2018 MARKETPLACE ENROLLMENT
Two new publications were released this week which look at the enrollment numbers for the 2018 marketplace. A new blog post from the Commonwealth Fund takes a look at the trends for insurance coverage comparing the numbers for 2018 with prior years. Also, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) has a new report out looking at how enrollment fared in 2018. To find out more about these publications or to access them, check out the following news items:
CBPP also has a follow-up blog post to their report entitled “Action Needed to Keep Marketplace Enrollment Strong”.
AAHD has partnered with 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 Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) has a blog post looking at what one state is doing to strengthen its marketplace – Washington.
Last week, we highlighted some of the concerns we had with the proposed rules which would allow an expansion of the short-term, limited duration health plans. The CHIR along with the California Health Care Foundation has released a new report which looks at the effect that these plans could have on California’s market.
The Community Catalyst outreach project which we are working on has prepared graphics to highlight SEPs for which consumers may qualify. These graphics are specific to many of the reasons people could be eligible like the graphic below highlighting SEPs for individuals who are turning 26 and no longer eligible for coverage through their parent’s plan. To learn more about what’s available through this project, check out our blog post. Also, be sure to check out last month’s announcement about the additional SEP for some people affected by hurricanes in 2017. That SEP continues until May 24.
The New Hampshire Disability & Public Health Project has created an online, on-demand training for health care providers. The training is eligible for continuing education and continuing medical education credits and is free for a limited time! The Responsive Practice training enhances health care providers’ ability to deliver disability-competent care that is accessible to people with intellectual, mobility, and other disabilities. Please see their flyer for more information and register for the training at http://responsivepractice.org/.
This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Eligibility Determinations and Enrollment Report from February 2018. This report can also be found on our Resources & Links page under “Enrollment Statistics.” Prior Medicaid enrollment reports from CMS, are archived on our website.
The University of Washington, Healthy Aging & Physical Disability, Rehabilitation Research Training Center (RRTC) has a plain language summary entitled “Living with Spinal Cord Injury: Watching for Secondary Conditions.”
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.