Month: March 2016

March Newsletter

HIGHLIGHT Nebraska Numbers We put together 3 shareable infographics that we’d like to see make the rounds on social media.  Take a look and share! Download Premium Price Infographic (above) Download New Enrollee Infographic Download Percent Price Cost Under Infographic UPCOMING EVENTS If you know about health care-related and/or outreach and enrollment events happening in your area, visit our events… Read more →

Retaining Personal Identifying Information with Permission & for a Purpose

Enrollment Assisters: One way to save anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour during an enrollment appointment is to avoid having to reset a client’s username and password for a new email address or healthcare.gov. Saving this information from year to year is a sensitive Personally Identifying Information (PII) issue but CMS does in fact, allow it with the proper… Read more →

Over 87,000 Nebraskans covered through ACA Marketplace in 3rd enrollment period

***For Immediate Release*** March 15, 2016   Contact, Jeff Sheldon Communications Director, Nebraska Appleseed Office: (402) 438-8853 Mobile: (402) 840-7289 jsheldon@neappleseed.org   Over 87,000 Nebraskans newly insured through Health Insurance Marketplace 88 percent of enrollees received tax credits to reduce cost of plans   LINCOLN — Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced more than 87,000… Read more →

Special Enrollment Period Outreach Venues & Ideas

A great idea from our neighbors at Cover Missouri! Rather than solely focus on blanketing the community with marketing messages about special enrollment periods, special enrollment period outreach can be particularly effective by considering the qualifying applicants and meeting them where they are – in situations where they are likely to be receptive to the information. Below are some suggestions… Read more →

2-1-1 helped Nebraska reach record health insurance goal

Nebraskans found Health Insurance thanks to new 2-1-1 partnership Free service by United Ways Nebraska 2-1-1 connected customers to health coverage assisters   During the 2015-16 Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period that concluded in January, a record number of Nebraskans – more than 87,000 – enrolled in or renewed health insurance plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace. A new… Read more →