DISABILITY WEEK OF ACTION CONCLUDES
Please note: with the Thanksgiving holiday next week, we will not have a NDNRC Update. The NDNRC Update will return December 6th.
This week has been Disability Week of Action for Open Enrollment Year 7 (OE7) and throughout the week, we have been posting in our blog about the Week of Action and highlighting health insurance enrollment for people with disabilities. The topics for those blog posts as well as links are as follows:
- Monday: Introduction to Disability Week of Action
- Tuesday: What ACA Coverage Means for People with Disabilities
- Thursday: Key Statistics on Disability and Healthcare Coverage
- Friday: Why We Are Thankful for Medicaid
If you missed it on Wednesday, we hosted our Twitter chat entitled “Coverage Is Inclusive”. You can find those tweets on the AAHD Twitter account and the NDNRC Twitter account and find many other responses from individuals with the #OE7DisabilityChat.
For OE7, AAHD is once again joining Community Catalyst and other partners in conducting outreach for OE7. As was the case last year, this project will educate individuals about enrolling for health insurance for 2020. Community Catalyst has launched its Outreach Hub which includes resources to use by those who are doing open enrollment outreach. The Outreach Hub includes graphics like the one below which highlight the availability of enrollment assistance. To learn more about what’s included in the Outreach Hub, check out our news item. To learn more about the project we are doing with Community Catalyst, check out our earlier news item.
If you’re looking for resources to help you serve people with disabilities, check out our news item from the start of open enrollment. The news item includes links to a promotional brochure to use for people with disabilities, our disability guide and all our fact sheets.
Open Enrollment has been underway for three weeks, and CMS has released its third Weekly Enrollment Snapshot. Through the first three weeks of open enrollment, over 1.6 million people have selected their plans so far for the 2020 year.
The FAQ of the week from the Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) is entitled “Help for Consumers Navigating a Surprise Balance Bill.”
Last month, we announced the launch of our Health Insurance Literacy Academy (HILA) which will develop, implement, and evaluate health insurance trainings for CIL staff so that they can empower people with disabilities to make informed decisions regarding private and public health insurance coverage. To read more about the HILA, check out our blog post.
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.