NAVIGATING OE10 RENEWALS
Open Enrollment Year 10 (OE10) has been going for the past month and will not conclude until January 15, 2023. However, for individuals who are renewing their coverage for next year, those decisions need to be made by December 15 and we have resources to assist in making those renewal decisions. Last month, we released a new Renewals and Redetermination fact sheet which is intended to help Navigators answer specific questions that people with disabilities might ask about the annual renewal process for Marketplace plans.
This week, we also released a new graphic with Olli the NaviGator where he is navigating renewal choices for OE10. You can see Olli’s new adventure in yesterday’s news item and on our social media channels.
If you’re interested in more resources like the Renewals and Redetermination fact sheet, AAHD has more resources 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 our 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 participated in Disability Week of Action with several activities. Here are links to some of the things that we did to promote enrollment for people with disabilities throughout the week:
- Monday, 11/7: blog post – Welcome to Disability Week of Action!
- Tuesday, 11/8: news item – Introducing Olli the NaviGator!
- Wednesday, 11/9: blog post – ACA Coverage and Disability – What It Means and Important Stats
- Thursday, 11/10: Twitter chat – “Coverage Is Inclusive”
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) 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.
As we reported previously, the end of the Public Health Emergency (PHE) will bring about the end of the continuous coverage requirement under Medicaid and states will begin conducting redeterminations of the eligibility for Medicaid beneficiaries. In this week’s “Unwinding Wednesdays” blog post from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, they are looking at what some states are doing to take advantage of unwinding and using it to close coverage gaps.
If you’re still interested in learning more about the Medicaid unwinding at the end of the PHE, CMS will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, December 7 at 12 noon ET entitled “Medicaid and CHIP Continuous Enrollment Unwinding: What to Know and How to Prepare, A Partner Education Monthly Series.”
A new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation examines employer-sponsored coverage which is still one of the largest forms of coverage in the United States. This report was done by surveying over 2,000 private companies who provide coverage for their employees.
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.