Assister Lessons from New Race / Ethnicity / Language Data for 2017 Health Insurance Marketplace

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a wealth of never-before-seen data on consumers applying for health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace this past week. From the data, we can draw some basic conclusions about Nebraska’s applicant population and hopefully inform our outreach and education for Open Enrollment 5 (2017-2018). In 2017, 70,778 adults selected marketplace plans… Read more →

April Newsletter

HIGHLIGHT We have some new CMS rules for SEPs and insurer protections for the upcoming Open Enrollment period. One big change is we’ll have half the time to enroll people…Click below for more information about the new rules from CMS. UPCOMING EVENTS If you know about health care-related and/or outreach and enrollment events happening in your area, visit our events… Read more →

Thank you, Enroll America!

I became the statewide coordinator for the Enroll Nebraska coalition just before the start of the ACA’s second open enrollment period in 2014. The ACA had been through a rocky first enrollment period, and there was much to prove in the upcoming few months. Looking back, I was lucky to have one of my first meetings with coalition leadership be… Read more →

March Newsletter

HIGHLIGHT Enroll NE Blog – Nebraska’s OE4 By The Numbers The AHCA failed to get a vote in the US House of Representatives! That means the ACA is still the law of the land. Continue to share these messages with consumers as we go forward. UPCOMING EVENTS If you know about health care-related and/or outreach and enrollment events happening in… Read more →

Open Enrollment 2017 Final Report: Nebraska’s Success

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final report for the 2017 Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment period (including additional data) this past week. The data shows that Nebraskans continue to value and benefit from the quality insurance provided through the ACA, even amidst the national uncertainty surrounding the law. Nebraska enrolled 84,371 individuals in health coverage… Read more →

United Way 2-1-1 and Enroll Nebraska team up for enrollment success

Note: This is a guest post by Enroll Nebraska intern Tori Olson.   Enroll Nebraska partnered with United Way of the Midland’s 2-1-1 Call Center for the Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period from November 2016 – January 2017. When callers accessed the free referral service by phone, 2-1-1 played an automated message suggesting the caller ask their live receptionist… Read more →

February 2017 Newsletter

HIGHLIGHT Open Enrollment for the 2017 benefit year is complete. 84,371 Nebraskans enrolled! 9.2M across the nation enrolled! That’s big. Congratulations to enrollment assisters and advocates that helped make it happen! UPCOMING EVENTS If you know about health care-related and/or outreach and enrollment events happening in your area, visit our events page and enter your event into our Submit An… Read more →

January 2017 Newsletter

HIGHLIGHT As of January 14, Nebraska had enrolled people in Affordable Care Act Coverage (up 8% over last year) See Resources section for LAST PUSH materials you can use TODAY! UPCOMING EVENTS If you know about health care-related and/or outreach and enrollment events happening in your area, visit our events page and enter your event into our Submit An Event… Read more →

December Newsletter

HIGHLIGHT Open Enrollment Highlights 670,000 Enroll on Dec. 15 (most ever) Over 6 Million enrolled so far Nebraska has enrolled more than any year so far: 44,862 through Dec 10 Phone-a-thons in Lincoln and Omaha Our annual Phone-a-thon events with ABC affiliates in Lincoln and Omaha resulted in extremely nice and interested callers, 75 and 183 respectively. Lots of interest… Read more →