4 DAYS UNTIL OE10!!
Open Enrollment Year 10 (OE10) starts this Tuesday! At AAHD we have resources to help you provide assistance to consumers with disabilities who are enrolling in health insurance. On Monday, we will release a blog post which highlights all of those resources, so check out the NDNRC blog for that information.
The affordability of health insurance plans during OE10 was greatly affected by the extension of the enhanced premium tax credits which was made possible by the Inflation Reduction Act which was passed in August. This week, AAHD’s Karl Cooper was interviewed by the Capitol View podcast from the Georgia Radio Reading Service. In this interview, he discussed the IRA and the upcoming end of the public health emergency and what both of those mean for people with disabilities.
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 what ACA plans cover along with the dates for OE10. These graphics are available in the Community Catalyst Outreach Hub.
If you missed it last week, CMS recently released their toolkit for OE10 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. Be sure to check back for next week’s newsletter for details on what we have planned for Disability Week of Action.
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 which was presented in Spanish, on doing outreach to the Hispanic community. All the webinars have now been archived, so check out our news item which has links for the slides and video recording of each webinar.
If you’re looking for resources to help with outreach during open enrollment, Young Invincibles has released their OE10 Partner Toolkit. In this toolkit, you will find information on messaging, social media graphics and materials in multiple languages, including Amharic, Haitian Creole, simplified Chinese, Spanish and Vietnamese.
Last week in the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families “Unwinding Wednesdays” blog post, they started to look at what data should be monitored for Medicaid unwinding. In this week’s “Unwinding Wednesdays”, they continue this discussion.
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.
Over the last week, the Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) released two new blog posts. In the first post, they examine what both federal and state governments are doing in implementing the No Surprises Act. In the second blog post, they take a look ahead at what could happen in healthcare policy if Republicans gain control of Congress in the upcoming midterm election.
If you’re looking for a great resource in providing health insurance enrollment assistance, CHIR has a navigator resource guide which provides a lot of helpful content for health insurance navigators and other enrollment assisters.
Archives of our weekly updates are available on the NDNRC website.