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!

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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 page and enter your event into our Submit An Event form.

ENROLL NEBRASKA EVENTS

Enroll NE Enrollment Group
Thursday, April 7, 12:00 Noon Central
Join us as we debrief open enrollment, share ideas about tax assistance, and think through our “closed enrollment” work plans.
RSVP Here

Enroll NE Education & Engagement Group Webinar
Theme: Medicaid 101, Resources & Training
Tuesday, April 19, 12 – 1 pm Central
Register HERE

We will offer resources to help nonprofits and other groups learn more about this complicated topic. We will also offer some concrete ways you can work to help educate your networks about Medicaid and Enroll Nebraska.

PARTNER EVENTS

Medicaid Share of Cost / Spend Down Training
Hosted by NE HHS & HCAN
Presented by Cinnamon Scharf, Community Support Specialist at HHS
Wednesday, April 6, 11:30 – 12:30 pm Central
In-Person: OneWorld Community Health Center, 4920 South 30 Street, Omaha, NE
Register for a spot online or in person for the training HERE

WEBINAR

Marketplace Outreach & Enrollment Best Practices/Lesson Learned Discussion

Hosted by Enroll America & CMS
Wednesday, April 6, 3:00 – 4:00 pm Central
Register HERE

The call will provide assisters and partners in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska an opportunity to interact with each other, discuss outreach and enrollment challenges, and share best practices.

NEWS AND UPDATES

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

HHS makes it tougher to sign up for ACA coverage outside of enrollment season

Federal health officials are cracking down on consumers’ ability to buy health plans through HealthCare.gov outside formal enrollment seasons, responding to complaints from insurers that some people have waited to get coverage until they were sick.

Health care reform bill shelved for this year

The Legislature on Tuesday shelved health care reform legislation designed to provide coverage for the working poor and other needy Nebraskans after 90 minutes of often impassioned debate.

RESOURCES

Make Coverage to Care Your Focus in April:

CMS Resource Hub (multiple languages)

  • Partnership Toolkit:  Includes ways to collaborate, ideas for events, print/online resources, prepared blogs and social media posts.
  • 5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Health Coverage
  • Roadmap to Better Care and a Healthier You

Medicaid:

Enroll Nebraska / NE Appleseed Medicaid Share of Cost Training Video (22 min)

Nebraska Appleseed Share of Cost Brochure

Data Matching:

Enroll America Video: Guide to Resolving Data Matching Issues

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