Why Initiative 427 to expand Medicaid in Nebraska makes sense

This is a guest blog by Enroll Nebraska intern Michael Linngren.   Over the past six years, Enroll Nebraska has worked to help enroll as many Nebraskans as possible in health coverage via the Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicaid programs. Through our network, local enrollment assisters connect people with resources necessary to pursue enrollment and provide support throughout the enrollment… Read more →

September 2018 Newsletter – One Month Until Open Enrollment!

HIGHLIGHT Congratulations Assisters! Enrollment assisters for the state are set for the 2018 Open Enrollment Period. Thank you to these amazing organizations listed below who are working as CACs and Navigators. Without you, many fewer Nebraskans would have the help they need getting covered. Join us for the Enroll Nebraska Pre-OE6 Assister Webinar on Thursday, Oct. 25 at noon. We’ll… Read more →

August 2018 Newsletter

HIGHLIGHT 2 Months until Open Enrollment! Enrollment Assisters Checklist: Find out when open enrollment is happening. It’s November 1-December 15! Do your CAC training. Relive Rock Enroll 2018. Make sure you and your colleagues are receiving Enroll NE emails. UPCOMING EVENTS If you know about health care-related and/or outreach and enrollment events happening in your area, visit our events page… Read more →

July 2018 Newsletter

HIGHLIGHT Navigator funding opportunity released CMS released a 1-year Navigator funding opportunity for the upcoming enrollment period. Applications are due August 9. Learn more here. 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 form. EVENTS CDO (Certified Application… Read more →

June 2018 Newsletter

HIGHLIGHT New Medicare Cards are being mailed in Nebraska If you have clients on Medicare, they should be receiving their new cards in the mail in the next month or so. Keep an eye out! Learn more HERE. UPCOMING EVENTS If you know about health care-related and/or outreach and enrollment events happening in your area, visit our events page and… Read more →

May 2018 Newsletter

HIGHLIGHT Petition drive sponsors, including Enroll Nebraska, have until July 5, 2018 to collect 85,000 signatures including 5 percent of eligible voters in 38 of Nebraska’s 93 counties. If successful, Nebraskans will be able to vote in November to join 32 other states that have already expanded Medicaid. Have you signed the petition yet? Interested in collecting signatures? Let Eric… Read more →

April 2018 Newsletter

HIGHLIGHT Coalition Connection: Thanks to Cover Missouri for the great idea SEP or SOL? Game Offers ‘Edu-tainment’ at Outreach Events A Missouri assister came up with the idea for an outreach game, ‘SEP (Special Enrollment Period) or SOL (Soooo- out-of-Luck)’, in order to educate and entertain consumers while teaching them about health care terms. When presenting to a formal group… Read more →

March 2018 Newsletter

HIGHLIGHT Important – CAC’s must re-apply through CMS! The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) is updating the application for Certified Application Counselor (CAC) and requiring all past CAC organizations to REAPPLY. That means all CACs assisting with Marketplace enrollments should look out for an email from CMS detailing the re-application process and sign up to continue your vital… Read more →

February 2018 Newsletter

HIGHLIGHT ACA Open Enrollment Final Total (including State-Based Marketplaces) This year, there were 11,760,533 Americans who enrolled in coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplaces across the country. That’s just 3.7 percent fewer people than last year! This is exceptional performance for the marketplace given the many barriers people had to enroll this period. In Nebraska, there were 88,213 enrollees thanks,… Read more →

January 2018 Newsletter

HIGHLIGHT Tax Resources are Here! Enrollment Assisters are great resources for the community. Extend a helping hand at tax time by directing your network to low-income tax prep assistance resources around the state! Enroll Nebraska Free Tax Prep Locator pdf IRS Health Law and Taxes webpage UPCOMING EVENTS If you know about health care-related and/or outreach and enrollment events happening… Read more →