Learn what your state needs to know about designing a health insurance marketplace and how you can help assess whether it's consumer-friendly.
Discusses opportunities to protect consumers by requiring that insurance companies spend a minimum percentage of premium dollars on health care instead of administrative costs, marketing, and profits.
Reviews factors states should consider when deciding whether to partner with the federal government to run their health insurance marketplace;outlines state partnership responsibilities.
Presents best practices for state advocates on story banking and engaging young adults, including how to start collecting consumer stories and how to use social media to reach young adults.
Learn how the Affordable Care Act allows states to expand Medicaid by purchasing coverage for enrollees through the health insurance marketplaces using federal funds
Explains the problems with allowing health insurance companies to sell plans in states where they are not licensed, including insurers evading and undermining consumer protections.
As enrollment assisters seek new populations to enroll in health coverage, people involved in the criminal justice system offer great potential for successful outreach.
Lays out the key elements consumer-friendly wellness programs should have and the ways advocates can help protect enrollees if their state proposes a program that jeopardizes enrollees’ access to care.
Learn what your state needs to include in its health insurance marketplace for consumers with limited English proficiency.
In state houses all across the country, advocates, legislators, and state officials are considering proposals to restore the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) temporary reinsurance program, which ended after 2016. This “Reinsurance 101” issue brief describes reinsurance and explains why it was originally included in the ACA. It then analyzes why some advocates and policymakers might consider implementing reinsurance in their states but others could hesitate to pursue such a policy.