AAHD WEBINAR ARCHIVED
Last week, we highlighted a webinar we were doing with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) to navigators and other health insurance enrollment assisters on best practices for assisting people with disabilities as they enroll in health care insurance. This was part of CBPP’s fall “Beyond the Basics” webinar series which consisted of nine webinars. The slides for yesterday’s webinar can be found on our Webinars/Presentations page of our NDNRC website. When the video recording becomes available, we will also add that to the archive.
In addition to our webinar, the first seven webinars in the CBPP “Beyond the Basics” series have been archived. A full list of webinars and links to view the archives can be found in our news item.
Are you getting ready for the start of OE9? The Kaiser Family Foundation has an interactive webpage with FAQs about the health insurance marketplace and the ACA. This includes updated information on the enhanced Premium Tax Credits which were part of the American Recovery Plan Act earlier this year.
The start of OE9 is just over two weeks away. In an effort to highlight health insurance enrollment, AAHD has a project with Community Catalyst in conducting outreach to educate individuals about health insurance enrollment through the ACA Marketplace and Medicaid. This outreach includes graphics like the one below which highlight what consumers need to enroll in coverage on healthcare.gov. These graphics are available in the Community Catalyst Outreach Hub.
Are you working with someone who still needs health insurance coverage? While the COVID SEP did end for the federally facilitated marketplace, there are some state-based marketplaces (SBMs) which are still running a COVID SEP. You can find out what SBMs still have a COVID SEP by checking out our blog post.
A new blog post from the Georgetown Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) looks at grant funding from CMS for SBMs which will allow the states to improve their online marketplaces. The blog post reviews what states may potentially do with this new grant funding.
A new blog post from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) indicates that 14 states have helped lessen the devasting effects that COVID-19 has had on lower-income communities through the use of earned income tax credits. States will be able to provide over 1.2 million families with financial support through increased tax refunds. By using Fiscal Recovery Funds from the American Rescue Plan, states have the opportunity to increase minimum wage, offer cash payments, and support lower-income individuals.
As eligibility for Medicaid and CHIP are based on income levels, a common issue is that eligibility for these programs fluctuates as people’s incomes go up and down which is especially true with hourly and seasonal employees. The Georgetown University Center for Children and Families has a new article which looks at why continuous eligibility for children is so vital to health outcomes.
Archives of our weekly updates are available on the NDNRC website.