OPEN ENROLLMENT ENDS TOMORROW!
Due to the upcoming holidays, there will be no NDNRC Update the next 2 weeks.
The next one will be sent on January 4.
We extend our best wishes to you and yours for a very Happy Holiday Season.
Open Enrollment Year 6 (OE6) ends tomorrow for most of the country and the Kaiser Family Foundation has a new fact sheet with statistics on key facts about the uninsured population. To learn more about those who still are uninsured and to download a copy of the fact sheet, check out our news item.
Another analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation reports that 4.2 million people who are uninsured could get a bronze plan in the ACA marketplace with no premiums. To read more about this analysis or for a link to the Kaiser article, check out our news item.
It should be noted that the December 15 deadline applies to all states who are in the federally facilitated marketplace and some state-based marketplaces. There are some state-based marketplaces who have different deadlines for open enrollment. To find out what the deadline is in your state, check out our blog post for today.
Additionally, residents of Alaska who were affected by the earthquake on November 30 are entitled to a special enrollment period which extends their time to make changes on the exchange or enroll in new coverage. To read more about this, check out the press release from CMS.
AAHD is working with Community Catalyst and other partners to highlight health insurance enrollment for 2019. For more graphics like the one below which can be used to highlight OE6 and the coming deadline, check out our blog post about the project.
Our partners from the Community Catalyst project (and other organizations) also have other resources to help with outreach during this final push for open enrollment.
- APIAHF has created a social media guide with sample tweets you can use.
- UnidosUS created a tool-kit with social media content in English and Spanish.
- Out2Enroll created this social media tool-kit as well.
- Young Invincibles created an open enrollment toolkit with talking points and key messaging.
- Get America Covered has also created a toolkit.
Last week, we highlighted the recent announcement made by the CMS Administrator on new guidelines for section 1332 waivers under the ACA. Waivers under section 1332 allow states to make changes to the way the marketplace operates within their state and CMS says the new guidelines will provide states greater flexibility. The Kaiser Family Foundation has a new issue brief which discusses the implications that these new waivers could bring. To read more or to download a copy of the issue brief, check out our news item.
The Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) has a new blog post which looks at what states are doing to protect consumers with the rise of association health plans which are not required to follow all the protections provided by the ACA.
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.