May Newsletter – 5 Months Until Open Enrollment


Teaming up Assisters with Colleges

We want to help you get the help you need this Open Enrollment Period. We’d love to partner up local assisters and university / college groups to get more work done!

What work? You tell us!

Fill out our short project survey if you’re interested. Do some brainstorming on what could change your outreach, marketing, communications, event, and enrollment game today!


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 form.


Enroll NE Enrollment Group Call
Thursday, June 1, 1:00 pm Central
Register and ask Questions HERE

This month, we will have a discussion and do an exercise on long-term partner development and keeping busy during the summer. As a reminder, this is our monthly call to share updates, offer support, and ask questions of the experts around outreach, education and all things Affordable Care Act.

Health Care Current Events Webinar
Hosted by Enroll Nebraska and Nebraska Appleseed
Thursday, June 22, 1 pm Central
Register HERE

We live in uncertain health care times. Join us as we discuss hot topics like the Congressional Budget Office’s projections on the American Health Care Act, President Trump’s budget proposal, and Heritage Health. We’ll share resources that you can share with your clients or colleagues and answer questions you have about all things health care.


2017 CMS Assister Summit: Understanding the Evolving Marketplace
Hosted by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Wednesday and Thursday, June 28-29
Register HERE for the online webcast; In person attendance possible in Baltimore

Find a Summit agenda HERE. This interactive event will include in-depth assister training and education on a variety of topics that support Marketplace program integrity and stability.

“Vision, Design and Capacity” Grant Writing Workshop
Hosted by Health Resources Service Administration (HRSA)
Wednesday – Friday, July 12-14
UNK Alumni House – California Room, 2222 9th Avenue, Kearney NE
Learn more HERE. Register HERE.

HRSA and others are hosting this 2 ½ day free hands-on grant writing workshop. Come and join us to learn, through interactive exercises and practices, about: Logic Models / Components of a Grant / Evaluation Methods / SMART Objectives / Work Plans / And More!


Let us know if you hear about webinars so we can share them by emailing Eric.


If you’d like more health-related news, we recommend Kaiser Health News to sign up for periodic email updates.

Kaiser Health News: Millions Of Ill People May Face ‘Extremely High Premiums’ Under House Bill, CBO Says
The overhaul of the federal health law passed by the House of Representatives this month would result in slightly lower premiums and slightly fewer uninsured Americans than an earlier proposal. But it would leave as many as one-sixth of Americans living in states where older and sicker people might have to pay much more for their health care or be unable to purchase insurance at all.

Kaiser Health News: How To Ease The Financial Pain of High-Deductible Health Plans
The IRS defines a high-deductible plan as one with a deductible of at least $1,300 a year for an individual or $2,600 for a family. But since most people are locked into plans until the next open enrollment period, here are some simple steps you can take now to control costs.


Nebraska Heritage Health 101 Panel / Webcast Presentation 5/17/17

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Special Enrollment Period Overhaul Slides and Webinars

Families USA Webinar Replay: Federal Policy Update and Planning Ahead May 11, 2017

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