As we reported previously, the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement will be unwinding. Last week, states were required to submit their unwinding plans to CMS and many have already started the process of conducting Medicaid redeterminations for current beneficiaries. Here is a list of resources to provide information for advocates as the Medicaid unwinding happens: CMS: […] Read More »
Which States Have a Different OE10 Deadline?
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. Here is a list of all the SBMs with different […] Read More »
ACA Coverage and Disability – What It Means and Important Stats
This week is Disability Week of Action for Open Enrollment Year 10 (OE10). So far this week, we have introduced you to disability week of action and debuted a new character – Olli the NaviGator. Today we want to highlight the importance of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and what it means for people with […] Read More »
Introducing Olli the NaviGator!
For Disability Week of Action, AAHD is excited to introduce you to Olli, the open enrollment health NaviGator! Over the coming months, our NaviGator will be a guide sharing helpful tips on Open Enrollment and how best to navigate your coverage to get the care you need. This week, he’s highlighting Open Enrollment itself, with […] Read More »
Welcome to Disability Week of Action!
Open Enrollment Year 10 (OE10) started last Tuesday and CMS has designated this week as Disability Week of Action to encourage people with disabilities to review their health coverage for 2023 and determine if they need to make changes for the coming year. Throughout this week, AAHD will be participating in activities which highlight the […] Read More »
Disability Resources Available for OE10
Open Enrollment Year 10 (OE10) begins tomorrow and the NDNRC wants to make sure you have all the resources you need to be able to assist individuals with disabilities as they consider their options on the ACA marketplace. We have a Disability Guide which is meant to strengthen disability literacy, help you identify and provide appropriate […] Read More »
Medicaid Renewals after the PHE
As the pandemic’s Public Health Emergency (PHE) eventually ends, states will start to reassess Medicaid and CHIP eligibility. This PHE saw almost a 20% increase in Medicaid and CHIP enrollment, a record 85 million people, according to Kaiser Family Foundation. However, only half of states have a plan for how they will advance renewal and […] Read More »
Getting the Most out of Your Health Insurance Recaps
AAHD completed six interviews, which you can check out on our Facebook or YouTube pages, in the spring to highlight the benefits of getting the most out of health insurance coverage for people with disabilities. These interviews shed light on the positive impact that access to health insurance has, as well as how to best […] Read More »
Happy ACA Anniversary Day!
Today represents the 12-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) being signed into law. The ACA represented a huge step forward for people with disabilities in trying to access health care coverage. Prior to the ACA, discrimination against people with disabilities and pre-existing conditions was entirely permissible by insurance companies as they could charge […] Read More »
New Low-Income SEP Available
Even though Open Enrollment Year 9 (OE9) has ended, there could be still ways to enroll. Generally, if someone experiences a major life event, they could qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP). (You can read more about what qualifies for a SEP as a result of a major life event in this blog post.) […] Read More »
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