NEW LOW-INCOME SEP AVAILABLE
Even though Open Enrollment Year 9 (OE9) has ended, there could be still ways to enroll. Generally, if someone experiences a major life event, they could qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP). However, CMS recently announced a new SEP for low-income individuals. To learn more about this new SEP, check out our blog post.
You can also learn more about what qualifies for a SEP as a result of a major life event in this blog post.
AAHD is working with Community Catalyst to highlight opportunities for people to get access to health coverage. As part of this project, we have the resources you need to help with outreach on Medicaid enrollment and SEPs. This outreach includes graphics like the one below which highlight available SEPs. These graphics are available in the Community Catalyst Outreach Hub.
It should be noted that while January 15 was the deadline to apply in states that are on the federally facilitated marketplace (healthcare.gov), some states which operate with their own state-based marketplace (SBM) have extended deadlines due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For a complete list of which SBMs still have opportunities for enrollment, check out our news item which we update as things change.
In case you missed it, CMS released final enrollment numbers for OE9 at the end of January. If you want to read more about the record enrollment numbers, check out our prior news item.
As OE9 has concluded, Young Invincibles is conducting a post-OE9 survey for those who were involved in outreach and enrollment. They estimate it should take about five minutes to complete the survey.
Recently, our partners at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities wrote a blog post on what it would mean to close the Medicaid coverage gap.
Yesterday, CMS opened a Request for Information (RFI) on access to care and coverage for people enrolled in Medicaid. You can read more about this RFI in the CMS press release. The RFI is open for 60 days which is April 18.
Do you want to learn about what we’re doing with the All of Us Research Program? Recently, we participated in a podcast with the Southwest ADA Center on discrimination in health care research. This podcast can be viewed on the Southwest ADA Center’s YouTube.
Archives of our weekly updates are available on the NDNRC website.