OE8 BEGINS SUNDAY!
Are you looking for resources to help with outreach for the upcoming Open Enrollment Year 8 (OE8)? AAHD is once again working with Community Catalyst and other partners in conducting outreach to educate individuals about the ACA Marketplace. This outreach includes graphics like the one to the right which count down to the start of the upcoming open enrollment. These graphics are available in the Community Catalyst Outreach Hub.
If you’re assisting people with disabilities with enrollment decisions, we want to make sure you have all the resources you need to be able to assist individuals with disabilities as they consider their options on the ACA marketplace. We have a Disability Guide which is meant to strengthen disability literacy, help you identify and provide appropriate accommodations and assist you in correctly identifying issues that are central to healthcare insurance for people with disabilities. The disability guide is also available for PDF download.
The NDNRC also has fact sheets which cover a variety of topical areas that are unique to people with disabilities such as rehabilitation and habilitation services and devices, prescription medication benefits, medical supplies and disability etiquette, among others. We also have a set of population specific fact sheets which answers questions on how to assist consumers with various disabilities. All of the NDNRC fact sheets are available on our fact sheets page.
A new blog post from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) highlights the importance of OE8 given the increasing number of individuals who do not have health insurance. Taking information from the American Community Survey, the blog shows that the number of uninsured has increased since 2016 when the rate of uninsurance hit historic lows.
In advance of OE8, CBPP conducted a nine-part Health Reform: Beyond the Basics webinar series. This webinar series provides technical assistance to navigators and other health insurance enrollment assisters and is designed to provide training in advance of OE8. This included our presentation on “Best Practices When Assisting People with Disabilities.” The slides and video recordings for this and the other webinars in the series can be found in our news item.
CBPP also has a new report which summarizes the concerns that exist around short-term health plans and what rules are needed to address these concerns.
The Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) has started a blog series with the Navigator Guide FAQs of the Week. This week’s topic is “I Need Health Insurance. Where Should I Buy It?” If you are looking for a comprehensive tool to provide guidance as you conduct enrollment assistance, check out the CHIR Navigator Resource Guide.
Archives of our weekly updates are available on the NDNRC website.