OPEN ENROLLMENT IS COMING
Open enrollment for 2023 is just under two months away, but preparation for Open Enrollment Year 10 (OE10) has begun. Yesterday, our partners at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) began their fall Beyond the Basics webinar series. For a complete list of the dates and times of all nine webinars, check out our news item.
Additionally, Young Invincibles will be hosting their Enrollment and Outreach Summit on September 28-29 and AAHD will be presenting on a panel on conducting outreach to the disability community. Once registration is available for this event, we will post the link on the NDNRC website.
At the end of August, the Biden Administration announced the list of organizations who are receiving funding to act as navigators for the open enrollment period beginning on November 1. For more information on this announcement and links to both the press release and list of navigators, check out our news item.
In case you missed it – last month, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law. This new law included a provision which extended the enhanced premium tax credits for plans on the ACA Marketplace. The enhanced premium tax credits which were originally part of the American Rescue Plan Act were set to expire at the end of this year. To read more about this provision, check out our news item.
As part of our partnership with Community Catalyst, we have a project which highlights opportunities for people with disabilities to get access to health coverage through Medicaid or the ACA marketplace. As part of this project, they have graphics like the one below which use back-to-school messaging to highlight the need for health insurance. These graphics are available in the Community Catalyst Outreach Hub.
In prior newsletters, we have highlighted the upcoming end to the public health emergency and what it means for Medicaid redeterminations. The Georgetown University Center for Children and Families started a new blog series this week which they are calling “Unwinding Wednesdays”. This week’s blog post describes what the series will cover and links to their tracker of all 50 states and what they are doing regarding the Medicaid unwinding.
Our partners at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) just released a blog post on how schools could be used prevent coverage losses during the Medicaid unwinding. Earlier this summer, CBPP released a FAQ sheet on the ending of the public health emergency and the unwinding of the continuous coverage requirement under Medicaid.
Families USA also has a fact sheet which highlights what actions states and advocates can take to avoid coverage losses during the Medicaid unwinding.
If you want more information on the ending of the public health emergency and Medicaid unwinding, CMS has a resource page available on Medicaid.gov which includes a lot of information for how the unwinding of the continuous coverage under Medicaid will occur. This includes a communications toolkit which is available in both English and Spanish.
Archives of our weekly updates are available on the NDNRC website.