COUNTDOWN TO OE10
Open Enrollment Year 10 (OE10) is just under two weeks away. In fact, tomorrow marks the beginning of the 10-day countdown to the start of OE10. CMS recently released their toolkit for OE 10 which has many helpful resources for organizations conducting enrollment assistance. This also includes a list of this year’s theme weeks, including a theme week for those with pre-existing conditions and disabilities during the week of November 6-12.
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 countdown to the start of open enrollment for the ACA marketplace. 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 “tying it all together”. This week they conducted a webinar, which was presented in Spanish, on doing outreach to the Hispanic community. 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webinar series, check out our news item which also has links for the slides and video recording of webinars which have been archived.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 highlight some of the interesting data to follow for the Medicaid unwinding.
Last week, we highlighted the new final rules released by the Biden Administration addressing the so-called “family glitch.” These new rules come just in time for the start of Open Enrollment Year 10 (OE10) which begins in less than a month! To learn more about the family glitch or for links to the final rules and statements from the White House and HHS, check out our news item.
If you missed it previously, the Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) released a blog post entitled “What’s New for 2023 Marketplace Enrollment?” This post addresses issues including the extension of the enhanced premium tax credits, fixes for the family “glitch”, and new enrollment opportunities for low income individuals and their families.
The 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 in August which would affect enforcement of ACA §1557 which makes discrimination illegal in healthcare settings as it relates to several minority groups, including the disability community. If you missed it earlier this month, we highlighted several comment letters which AAHD joined. To read more or for links to these letters, check out our news item.
Young Invincibles has announced a series of webinars which they will be conducting throughout this month. These webinars are designed to help new health insurance navigators and enrollment assisters get ready for the upcoming OE10 and while they are specifically intended to provide guidance for those who are new to enrollment work, 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.
Previously, we highlighted the Young Invincibles Outreach and Enrollment Summit and the panel which we presented on entitled “Breaking Down Barriers: Addressing the Coverage Needs of Communities of Focus”. The recordings for the summit presentations are now available.
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