DISABILITY WEEK OF ACTION CONCLUDES
Happy Veteran’s Day!
As Disability Week of Action comes to an end, we want to highlight some of the things that we did to promote enrollment for people with disabilities. Additionally, we are releasing a new fact sheet to help enrollment assisters who are working with people with disabilities who are already enrolled in insurance and are considering their options regarding renewal.
On Monday, we started off Disability Week of Action with a blog post highlighting those activities we had scheduled for the week.
On Tuesday, we introduced a new comic character – Olli the NaviGator! To learn more about Olli, check out our news item and for more of Olli’s adventures, check out our social media channels.
On Wednesday, we released a new blog post entitled “ACA Coverage and Disability – What It Means and Important Stats.” In the blog post, we highlighted the importance of the ACA for people with disabilities and why it’s important for them to get coverage through the ACA marketplace.
On Thursday, we hosted a Twitter chat entitled “Coverage Is Inclusive”. You can view that conversation by checking out our AAHD Twitter account or by reviewing the #OE10DisabilityChat.
Today, we are releasing a new fact sheet on Renewals and Redetermination. This fact sheet is intended to help Navigators answer specific questions that people with disabilities might ask about the annual renewal process for Marketplace plans. Both an online and PDF version of the fact sheet is available.
Open Enrollment Year 10 (OE10) began last week and AAHD has more resources like the Renewals and Redetermination fact sheet to help you provide assistance to consumers with disabilities who are enrolling in health insurance. When OE10 started, we released a blog post which highlights those resources available on the NDNRC website.
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 month, 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.
We’ve been highlighting the Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) navigator resource guide which provides a lot of helpful content for health insurance navigators and other enrollment assisters. At the end of last week, CHIR released a blog post which highlights some of the changes they’ve made to the guide to reflect policy changes for the 2023 plan year.
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.