OE10 CONCLUDES – CAN YOU STILL ENROLL?
Open Enrollment Year 10 (OE10) concluded this past Sunday, but that doesn’t mean that there still isn’t an opportunity to get covered. For instance, did you know that Medicaid enrollment goes year-round? 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 year-round Medicaid enrollment. These graphics are available in the Community Catalyst Outreach Hub.
For additional resources to assist with outreach on Medicaid enrollment, check out our Medicaid Social Media Toolkit. In the toolkit, you will find images, facts on Medicaid and services covered, relevant hashtags, social media accounts to follow and more resources.
While Sunday was the deadline in most states for Open Enrollment Year 10 (OE10), there are a few states which do have different deadlines. The states that operate with their own state-based marketplace (SBM) have the ability to change the date when open enrollment ends. For a list of all the SBMs with different OE10 deadlines, check out our news item.
If you missed it last week, CMS released the latest enrollment numbers for OE10 through January 7 and it showed a huge increase in enrollment for 2023. To learn more about the enrollment report or for a link to the CMS fact sheet and press release, check out our news item. Once CMS posts the final numbers for OE10, we will report them in the NDNRC News to Use.
The Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) released their latest FAQ of the week entitled “The End of Open Enrollment” which addresses what consumers need to think about once they are enrolled.
We have been following the updates regarding the end of the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement. As part of Congress’s year-end spending package last month, the continuous coverage requirement will now end April 1. To learn more about this and for a link to the latest CMS guidance on the issue, check out our news item.
Congress’s year-end spending package had impact beyond the conclusion of the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement. To understand what other affects this law had on Medicaid coverage, check out these resources:
- Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Year-End Bill Invests in Kids’ Health Coverage, Makes Tradeoffs in Area of Medicaid Continuous Coverage
- Georgetown Center for Children and Families: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023: Medicaid and CHIP Provisions Explained
The Georgetown Center for Children and Families has been continuing their blog series on unwinding the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement. Last week they examined whether state eligibility systems were ready for the unwinding. This week they looked at whether states should use the 2023 federal poverty levels for unwinding.
In December, 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. Comments to the proposed rules are due January 30.
Another comment opportunity is a Request for Information which CMS released seeking comment on the essential health benefits required to be covered under the ACA. Comments under the RFI can be submitted to CMS through the Federal Register by January 31.
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