NEXT WEEK IS DISABILITY WEEK OF ACTION
Open Enrollment Year 10 (OE10) began on Tuesday and AAHD has the resources to help you provide assistance to consumers with disabilities who are enrolling in health insurance. On Monday, we released a blog post which highlights all of those resources which are available on the NDNRC website.
To highlight the launch of OE10, CMS put out a press release which highlights the affordable coverage which is available on the ACA marketplace as a result of the enhanced premium tax credits available for the 2023 plan year.
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 affordability of coverage through the ACA marketplace. These graphics are available in the Community Catalyst Outreach Hub.
CMS has released a toolkit for OE10 which has many helpful resources for organizations conducting enrollment assistance. As part of that toolkit, CMS has identified different weeks for different themes. Next week’s theme is highlighting coverage for people with pre-existing conditions and disabilities. Disability Week of Action is scheduled to run from November 6-12 and throughout the week, we will be highlighting the opportunities people with disabilities have to get covered during OE10.
Starting on Monday, we will be highlighting Disability Week of Action, so check our NDNRC blog on Monday for what we have scheduled for the week.
As part of Disability Week of Action, we will be hosting a Twitter chat on Thursday, 11/10 at 3 PM ET entitled “Coverage Is Inclusive”. You can follow along Thursday afternoon on our AAHD Twitter account or by following the #OE10DisabilityChat. If you want to prepare to be involved, you can preview the questions for this chat.
If you missed it last week, we highlighted an interview we did with the Capitol View podcast from the Georgia Radio Reading Service where we discussed affordability of health insurance plans and the upcoming end of the public health emergency and what both of those mean for people with disabilities.
With the start of OE10 this week, the Health Affairs blog posted a preview of what to expect for this year including a breakdown of the number of insurance companies who are participating in the marketplace and a summary of what their premiums and deductibles will be for the 2023 plan year.
Earlier this week, the Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) released a new blog post which looks at what different state-based marketplaces are doing to encourage enrollment in their marketplace.
If you are looking for a great resource to conduct enrollment assistance, the CHIR has a navigator resource guide which provides a lot of helpful content for health insurance navigators and other enrollment assisters.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) has concluded its fall Beyond the Basics webinar series which provides training for assisters to prepare for OE10. All the webinars are archived and can be accessed in 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.
Archives of our weekly updates are available on the NDNRC website.