WHAT’S NEW FOR OE10?
Open Enrollment Year 10 (OE10) begins in less than a month and the Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) has a new blog post out on “What’s New for 2023 Marketplace Enrollment?” This post addresses issues including the extension of the enhanced premium tax credits, potential fixes for the family “glitch”, and new enrollment opportunities for low income individuals and their families.
The Georgetown CHIR also has a helpful navigator resource guide which provides a lot of helpful content for health insurance navigators and other enrollment assisters as they get ready to assist consumers during OE10.
The HHS Office for Civil Rights released proposed rules this summer which address the enforcement of ACA §1557. Section 1557 makes discrimination illegal in healthcare settings as it relates to several minority groups, including the disability community. Comments to the proposed rules were due to be submitted this past Monday, October 3. AAHD joined comments on the proposed rules from the following coalitions:
- Coalition to Preserve Rehabilitation (CPR)
- Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD)
- Disability and Aging Collaborative (DAC)
- Habilitation Benefits Coalition (HAB)
- Independence Through Enhancement of Medicare and Medicaid (ITEM) Coalition
- Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC)
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 highlight the special enrollment period for low-income individuals. These graphics are available in the Community Catalyst Outreach Hub.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is running their fall Beyond the Basics webinar series which provides training for assisters to prepare. Last week they conducted a webinar on plan selection strategies. This week they conducted webinars on resolving data matching issues and the renewal process. For a complete list of the dates and times for the entire webinar series, check out our news item which also has links for the slides and video recording of webinars which have been archived.
This week in the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families “Unwinding Wednesdays” blog post, they examine what to look for when it comes to states and their Medicaid application processing times.
If you missed it last week, we presented at the Young Invincibles Outreach and Enrollment Summit as part of a panel entitled “Breaking Down Barriers: Addressing the Coverage Needs of Communities of Focus”. To review the agenda or to view the recordings, go to the OE Summit event page.
During the Summit presentation we also highlighted our Fact Sheet on Disability Etiquette which offers guidance to navigators on communicating more effectively with people with disabilities as they are doing ACA enrollment.
Young Invincibles has announced a series of webinars which they will be conducting throughout the month of October designed to help new health insurance navigators and enrollment assisters get ready for the upcoming OE10. These webinars are specifically intended to provide guidance for those who are new to enrollment work, but anyone who does enrollment work is welcome to attend. The topics, dates and links to register for these webinars can be found in our news item.
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