OE9 ENDS TOMORROW
Open Enrollment Year 9 (OE9) officially ends tomorrow and AAHD in partnership with Community Catalyst has the resources you need to help with outreach for the final push to get people enrolled in health insurance and let them know about tomorrow’s deadline. This outreach includes graphics like the one below which highlight the fact that you only have one day left to enroll in health insurance. These graphics are available in the Community Catalyst Outreach Hub.
In addition to our resources, CMS Champions for Coverage program has also released a toolkit for the final push for OE9.
While tomorrow is the deadline in most states, there are a few states which do have different deadlines for OE9. The states that operate with their own state-based marketplace (SBM) have the ability to change the date when open enrollment ends. To learn if your state has its own SBM with a different date, check out our news item.
Last week, we reported on the fact that a record number of people have enrolled in coverage through healthcare.gov or on an SBM. The newest enrollment snapshot from CMS shows that those numbers continue to increase. Yesterday, CMS issued a press release showing that 14.2 million people have enrolled in coverage through healthcare.gov or on a state-based marketplace during OE9 and many of these enrollees are experiencing lower deductibles due to the American Rescue Plan Act. You can read more about this in the CMS press release.
In case you missed it, last week we reported on the newly the proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters (NBPP) for the 2023 plan year which were issued by CMS. 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. Comments to the proposed rules are due January 27.
If you want to learn more on the proposed NBPP and what it means for states, check out the blog post from the Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR).
Another new blog post from the CHIR is their latest entry in their series Navigator Guide FAQ of the Week entitled “Understanding Common Consumer Notices When Applying for Marketplace Coverage”.
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
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