We all know that if you ask the wrong questions, you’ll get the wrong answers. And nowhere is this more important than in the health insurance marketplace, as consumers make decisions about which health plan to buy or renew. Today’s blog reviews the most important questions that assisters need to ask consumers in order to help them choose the plan that reflects their unique health care priorities.
Amid this busy open enrollment season, here our picks of new resources that will help enrollment assisters sign up consumers for coverage.
A few years ago, Audrey Chabot didn’t know whether she would live to celebrate another Thanksgiving with her family. This self-employed pastry chef said she was so sick that she felt like she was “at death’s door.” But this year, as the Chabot family gathers for their Thanksgiving dinner in Maumee, Ohio, they’ll be thanking the Affordable Care Act that their matriarch has a seat at the table.
Having health insurance gives consumers peace of mind when mishaps like these occur. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Americans can buy high-quality affordable health coverage in the marketplace. Many also qualify for financial assistance. This Thanksgiving, we’re helping America #GetCovered and #StayCovered.
November is Native American Heritage Month, a time for the country to remember and honor the histories, contributions, and struggles of the 566 federally recognized tribes and the 5.4 million American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) living in the United States. November is also the first month of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) 2016 marketplace coverage. While the federal government is obligated to provide health care to Native Americans through the Indian Health Service (IHS), this blog explains why getting marketplace coverage is a good idea for many AI/AN consumers.
American Indians and Alaska Natives are more likely than whites to suffer certain health conditions. Finding and treating these problems early can make a huge difference. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance plans must cover preventive services for free.
The third open enrollment period for consumers to buy health insurance through the marketplaces has officially begun! Automatic renewal will help ensure that people who got covered in 2015 stay covered in 2016. But to make sure they are getting the best plan they can afford and the right amount of tax credit, consumers will need to be active shoppers—and many will need help from assisters to make the right decision.
See our favorite new resources from around the Web for navigators and other enrollment assisters to use in outreach and enrollment efforts.
Across the country, enrollment assisters on the front lines are getting ready to help the uninsured enroll in health insurance and help people with health insurance renew their coverage. To be as efficient and effective as possible in this important work, assisters require dozens of resources at their fingertips. We have compiled some of the best resources that are essential to help enrollment assisters do their jobs.
The third open enrollment period for the health insurance marketplaces is only 10 days away. Like the last enrollment cycle, enrollment assisters will be working to renew health plans with a greater number of consumers who have complex questions. They will also continue seeking new consumers who lack health insurance. This year, however, such outreach efforts may not get the boost from media coverage they received in previous years.