OE10 DEADLINE APPROACHING
Happy New Year!
As we enter the new year, we approach the deadline for when you can still enroll in coverage. Open Enrollment Year 10 (OE10) continues through January 15, 2023 for enrolling for health insurance through the ACA marketplace. 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 upcoming deadline to get enrolled through the ACA marketplace. These graphics are available in the Community Catalyst Outreach Hub.
As we approach the end of OE10, we will be hosting a Twitter chat on Thursday, 1/12 at 3 PM ET entitled “Coverage Is Inclusive: Last Call”. You can follow along Thursday afternoon on our AAHD Twitter account or by following the #OE10DisabilityChat.
One of the reasons to make sure that you get coverage through the ACA marketplace is to ensure that you have access to the 10 Essential Health Benefits which are required to be covered by every ACA plan. To help people understand what is covered on an ACA plan, Olli the NaviGator is here to explain the important things covered by health insurance purchased through the ACA marketplace.
You can see all of Olli’s adventures on our social media channels or check out these links to the NDNRC news items highlighting Olli’s important messages:
- 11/8/22: Introducing Olli the NaviGator!
- 12/1/22: Navigating Open Enrollment
- 12/6/22: In-Network Care Providers
- 12/14/22: Affordability & Open Enrollment
- 1/5/23: Healthcare Covers the Essentials
To understand the importance of enrolling in coverage through the ACA marketplace, the Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) addressed this issue recently in their FAQ of the week – “What to Know about Off-Marketplace Plans.”
Before the holiday break, CMS released the proposed rule for the 2024 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters (NBPP). The NBPP is the regulatory framework which CMS uses to operate the federally facilitated marketplace (healthcare.gov). For links to the relevant documents released by CMS on the NBPP, including the proposed rules, press release and fact sheet, check out our news item.
To learn more about the proposed NBPP, check out the following blog posts:
- Georgetown CHIR: The Proposed 2024 NBPP: Implications for States
- Health Affairs: Proposed 2024 Payment Rule, Part 1: Insurance Market Reforms And Consumer Assistance
- Health Affairs: Proposed 2024 Payment Rule, Part 2: Risk Adjustment
- Health Affairs: Proposed 2024 Payment Rule, Part 3: Exchange Operational Standards And APTC Policies
At the end of December, CMS released enrollment numbers for OE10 through December 15. To learn more about the enrollment report or for a link to the CMS press release, check out our news item.
If you missed it previously, we published a blog post for Disability Week of Action entitled “ACA Coverage and Disability – What It Means and Important Stats.”
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.
Archives of our weekly updates are available on the NDNRC website.