July Newsletter – 3 Months Until Open Enrollment!


Senate Votes to Begin Debating Bill to Replace the Affordable Care Act


Here is the path that the Senate could take from here.


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, August 3, 1:00 pm Central
Call in: 605-475-4700, Code: 122382#

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.


Nebraska Enrollment Assister Pre-OE5 Huddle
Thursday, October 5, 1 pm Central
Link to come!

Come hear how Enroll Nebraska will be supporting Enrollment Assisters throughout Open Enrollment 5! We’ll cover current events, relevant messaging, Enroll Nebraska sponsored events, campaigns and media. It’s a new year with many new challenges. Let’s take an hour to come together and talk about how we can meet them as a state.


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

Kaiser Health News: Who Knew Senate Health Bill Debate Could Be So Complicated?
On Thursday, the Vice President Mike Pence voted to break a tie in the Senate to begin debate on a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. But it’s less clear where the Senate will go from here.

National Public Radio: Senators Vote To Proceed With Health Care Debate
The Senate voted Tuesday to begin debating a replacement for the Affordable Care Act. It remains uncertain as to what that replacement might look like. No formal legislation has been drafted. But senators moved to take the procedural first step, known as a “motion to proceed.” The vote was 51-50, with Vice President Pence casting the tiebreaking vote.


Maine Rural Health Research Center: Knowledge of Health Insurance Concepts and the Affordable Care Act among Rural Residents

An interesting study about health literacy over time for participants of the Health Insurance Marketplace between 4th quarters 2013 and 2014.

CMS Assister Summit 2017


The 2017 CMS Assister Summit: Understanding the Evolving Marketplace included in-depth assister training and education on a variety of topics that support Marketplace program integrity and stability. Day 1 focused on The Future Role of Assisters while Day 2 focused on Optimizing Consumer Experience.

Video Presentations:

Day 1 (June 28th)

  • Video 1: Vision for Assisters in the Evolving Marketplace
  • Video 2: Data-Driven Outreach: Reaching Target Populations
  • Video 3: From Coverage to Care
  • Video 4: Assister Update Session (Assister Training Video)

Day 2 (June 29th) – Morning Session

  • Video 5: Welcome & Day 2 Overview
  • Video 6: Keeping Consumers Covered
  • Video 7: Overlapping Coverage: Medicaid & the Marketplace

Day 2 (June 29th) – Afternoon Session

  • Video 8: Overlapping Coverage: Medicare Transitions
  • Video 9: Special Enrollment Periods (SEP) Overview
  • Video 10: Special Enrollment Periods (SEP) Verification

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