OLLI CELEBRATES OE10 ENROLLMENT
As we reported before, Open Enrollment Year 10 (OE10) saw record enrollment. In our latest comic, Olli the NaviGator is celebrating the record enrollment for OE10. You can see all of Olli’s adventures on our social media channels plus we have compiled all of Olli adventures on this NDNRC webpage.
In total, over 16.3 million individuals selected plans on the ACA marketplaces during OE10. To learn more or for links to the CMS fact sheet and press release, check out our news item.
While OE10 has ended, that doesn’t mean that there still isn’t an opportunity to get covered. For instance, did you know that certain life events can create a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) when individuals can enroll? 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 explain what an SEP is and how it works. These graphics are available in the Community Catalyst Outreach Hub.
While January 15 was the deadline in most states for Open Enrollment Year 10 (OE10), there is one state that still has ongoing open enrollment which ends this coming week. States which 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.
Last week, we reported on the fact that the Biden Administration announced that the Public Health Emergency (PHE) would be extended until May 11, 2023. At that point, the administration plans to end the PHE.
The Kaiser Family Foundation has a new policy brief which examines what the end of the PHE will mean for healthcare coverage and access.
Originally, the end of the PHE also meant to end the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement. However, as part of Congress’s year-end spending package, the continuous coverage requirement will end independently of the PHE on April 1. To learn more about this, check out our news item.
The Georgetown Center for Children and Families also has a new blog post which examines the correlation between the time states are taking to process applications and their readiness for the Medicaid unwinding.
As the end of the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement approaches, CMS has announced that those individuals who lose coverage due to a Medicaid redetermination will be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) to enroll in a plan through the ACA Marketplace. To learn more or for a link to the CMS announcement, check out our news item.
If you want to learn more about the end of the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has announced that they will be holding a webinar on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 2:00 PM ET. Registration is now open for that webinar.
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