Provides an overview of the requirements for health insurance navigator programs and answers key questions states will face as they establish effective navigator programs.
Explains the differences between navigators and assisters and discusses how in-person assistance works in each type of health insurance marketplace.
Explains three reasons why states should use data from SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) data to enroll adults in Medicaid without requiring a full application.
Discusses the consumer protections that marketplaces should consider implementing if marketplaces allow web brokers to enroll consumers in marketplace plans and financial assistance.
Explains that cutting health care programs like Medicare and Medicaid will not only hurt seniors, people with disabilities, and low-income families, but it would also negatively affect the economy.
Shows how, under the Affordable Care Act, only 0.6 percent of Americans under age 65 will be at risk of losing their current individual market plan and will not be income-eligible for financial assistance with new insurance.
Medicaid Alternative Benefit Plans: What States Should Consider When Designing Coverage for the Expansion Population and the Role for Advocates
Examines issues states should consider when designing benefit plans for people who are newly eligible for Medicaid; outlines opportunities where advocates can engage in the process.
This new infographic and accompanying report offers a new perspective on the public debate around recipients of private, individual (non-group) insurance whose health plans are being terminated and who fear they may need to pay more for new coverage.
Low- and Middle-Income Americans Will Receive Tax Credits to Help Pay for Health Insurance. Starting in 2014, Americans earning up to four times the federal poverty level (currently $47,100 for an individual and $94,200 for a family of four*) will be eligible for premium tax credits to help them buy health coverage in insurance marketplaces (also known as “exchanges”).
To find out if you may be eligible to receive help paying for health insurance premiums, answer these questions for each person in your family.