13.6 MILLION AND COUNTING
The deadline for Open Enrollment Year 9 (OE9) is fast approaching. The deadline for getting coverage for 2022 in most states is next Saturday, January 15, 2022! This includes consumers who were automatically reenrolled in a plan but have found that plan does not meet their needs or if they want to see what options are available. These consumers can still change their plan by next Saturday and have their new coverage begin February 1. So far, over 13.6 million people have enrolled in coverage through healthcare.gov or on a state-based marketplace during OE9. Right before Christmas, CMS released an enrollment snapshot which showed the record number of enrollees. You can read more about this enrollment in the CMS press release.
If you’re conducting enrollment assistance, AAHD in partnership with Community Catalyst has the resources you need as you assist people with disabilities enroll in health insurance to let them know about next week’s deadline. This outreach includes graphics like the one below which highlight the fact that you can now enroll in health insurance. These graphics are available in the Community Catalyst Outreach Hub.
Today is National Youth Enrollment Day and to promote the opportunity to enroll, Young Invincibles has a toolkit available to highlight activities going on to promote health insurance enrollment for young people.
To promote the final push for OE9, CMS has released additional resources available on their Champions for Coverage partner toolkit webpage.
Throughout OE9, we have been conducting many activities with the aim of encouraging people with disabilities to enroll in health insurance for 2022. If you missed any of our new blog posts or events during OE9, check out the following links:
- Blog post: Disability Resources for OE9
- Blog post: Welcome to Disability Week of Action!
- Blog post: What ACA Coverage Means for People with Disabilities
- Blog post: Important Statistics on Disability and Healthcare Coverage
- Facebook live: How ACA Coverage Helps People with Disabilities
- Facebook live: Thankful for Coverage/Thankful for Medicaid
- News item: CMS Announces Theme Weeks for OE9
- Twitter chat: Coverage Is Inclusive
Right before the holidays, the Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) released a new blog post in their series Navigator Guide FAQ of the Week entitled “Will My Plan Deliver the Care I Need?”.
Previously, we reported on the No Surprises Act which was passed in late 2020. Recently, CMS released regulations and guidance on the implementation of this new law. You can read more about it in the CMS fact sheet which was released this week.
Last week, CMS issued the proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters (NBPP) for the 2023 plan year. The NBPP is the regulatory framework which CMS uses to operate the federally facilitated marketplace (healthcare.gov). For links to the proposed rules, CMS press release and fact sheet, check out our news item.
For a summary of all the provisions in the proposed NBPP, check out the blog posts on Health Affairs which divides the content area into three areas:
- Proposed 2023 Payment Rule, Part 1: Essential Health Benefits and Other Market Reforms
- Proposed 2023 Payment Rule, Part 2: Standard Plans and Other Exchange Provisions
- Proposed 2023 Payment Rule, Part 3: Risk Adjustment Program
Archives of our weekly updates are available on the NDNRC website.