As we near the end of the third open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act, navigators and assisters are rightly focused on signing up as many people as they can for marketplace coverage. At the same time, many are also putting more time and energy into a crucial element of an effective enrollment program: follow-up with consumers who are already enrolled.
These infographics illustrate how health insurance helps address health disparities affecting racial and ethnic minorities.
African Americans are more likely to have certain health problems than whites. 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.
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are more likely to have certain health problems than whites. 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.
While the few months of open enrollment are typically what most people think of when they think about marketplace health coverage, the truth is that enrollment happens all year long. Between helping consumers sign up for coverage when they experience certain life changes, enrolling people in Medicaid, and trying to educate the public about the Affordable Care Act, enrollment assisters are busy 365 days a year.
A new report released last week confirms the findings that enrollment experts emphasized on our teleconference with reporters last Wednesday: We still have a ways to go in getting “hard-to-reach” populations enrolled in health coverage.
Get ready for the new year and the last stretch of open enrollment. Here is a roundup of the top five resources for enrollment assisters.
The road that a policy idea must travel before it becomes a federal law can be long and winding. This infographic shows the steps that nearly every bill takes on its journey to the president’s desk.
Must-read guide for enrollment assistance organizations looking to share people’s stories for story banking.
This year's annual Health Action conference offered an enrollment assister track for people who help consumers enroll in Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace coverage. The track attracted navigators, certified application counselors (CACs), and enrollment program managers from across the country. Taking place just days after the close of open enrollment, Health Action 2016 gave assisters a chance to celebrate their successes. Here is a quick run-down of the highlights for assisters, in case you missed it.