OPEN ENROLLMENT CONCLUDES
Please note: with the upcoming holidays, we will not have a NDNRC Update the next two weeks. The NDNRC Update will return January 10th. Happy Holidays from AAHD & Happy New Year!
This week, Open Enrollment Year 7 (OE7) concluded after an extension of time was provided for any consumers who may have had difficulty over the weekend. However, consumers in some states which run their own state-based marketplaces may still have an opportunity to enroll. Check out our blog post which details which states have ongoing open enrollment for OE7.
Also, in the news this week, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in the case contesting the constitutionality of the ACA. To read more about the court decision, what it means and where the case is headed, check out our news item.
AAHD has joined Community Catalyst and other partners in conducting outreach for OE7 to educate individuals about enrolling for health insurance for 2020. Community Catalyst has an Outreach Hub which includes resources to use by those who are doing open enrollment outreach. The Outreach Hub includes graphics like the one above which highlight the fact that the ACA is still the law of the land despite the ongoing litigation. To go directly to these graphics, check out this page of the Outreach Hub. To learn more about the project we are doing with Community Catalyst, check out our earlier news item.
The FAQ of the week from the Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) is entitled “Who Qualifies for a Special Enrollment Period?”
If you want to read more about the Texas v. US case on the constitutionality of the ACA, check out the blog posts from CHIR and Health Affairs.
The NIDILRR-funded Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) is looking for adults with disabilities to complete an online survey about health insurance and health care services. For more information on the survey and to learn about the drawing they are having for gift cards, check out our news item.
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.