October 2016 Newsletter

HIGHLIGHT

Open Enrollment is Here!

Highlights

  • White House to Address Nebraska Assisters November 3
  • #OE4MazeDays
  • #OE4MazeRace
  • Get Covered Connector

See below for more info.

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 Call (+White House Address)
Thursday, November 3, 1:00 pm Central
Register for the webinar HERE
That’s right; someone from the White House will address our enrollment assisters! Don’t miss it!

Enroll NE Education & Engagement Group Webinar
Networks, Copays, & Premiums, Oh My! Health Insurance Literacy & the ACA
Thursday, November 17, Noon – 1 pm Central
Register HERE
There are people getting health insurance through the Affordable Care Act who have never had it in their lives. To maximize their benefits, and as a reminder for those less-health-insurance-literate among us, we need to review some of the basics about health insurance and how to best use it. Join us as we go through resources to share, terms to remember, and positive steps to take with the newly insured in using their insurance.

Get Covered Connector Training / Technical Assistance
Whenever you need it!
Email Eric Savaiano here to set up a time!

PARTNER EVENTS

White House Open Enrollment Call
Thursday, October 27 at 3:30 pm Central
RSVP and receive call in info HEREYou are invited to join a conference call on Thursday, October 27th at 3:30 PM Central with President Barack Obama and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell to discuss the upcoming open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act.

Enroll Nebraska Health Insurance Maze Days
October 22-28, 2016
Help consumers navigate the sometimes-confusing health insurance maze during this Nebraska week of action! PLEASE let us know details of your events during this week and track appointments set, number of Assists, and materials passed out. Download Maze Materials and Maze Games.
#OE4MazeDays
View all the events (including a TON on Friday) at EnrollNebraska.org/Maze!

Open Enrollment Maze Race Campaign
November 1 – December 15, 2016
Join enrollment assisters from across the state as we enroll or reenroll 2017 Nebraskans in the Health Insurance Marketplace by December 15th! Track enrollments and re-enrollments in Marketplace and Medicaid insurance at your organization and send me your results. Download Maze Materials.
#OE4MazeRace

WEBINARS

2017 Open Enrollment
Hosted by CMS
Thursday, October 27, 10 – 11 am Central
Register HERE
Call in: 1-800-789-6305, Conference Code: 6049767240
Our very own Nick Clasen and Elissa Balch from CMS will be presenting on what you need to know for 2017 Open Enrollment.

Health Insurance Marketplace for Immigrant Families
Hosted by CMS
Wednesday, November 9, 1 – 2 pm Central
Register HERE
CMS will present Health Insurance Marketplace for Immigrant Families.

NEWS AND UPDATES

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

Washington Post: Obama says the Affordable Care Act works but has affordability ‘growing pains’
President Obama said Thursday that the Affordable Care Act is working, but he acknowledged that “growing pains” are causing some Americans to be hurt by escalating insurance prices in marketplaces created under the law.

Omaha World-Herald: You have several options for free help enrolling on Nebraska’s marketplace
Nebraskans will have several new tools to find free, local assistance in comparing and selecting insurance plans during open enrollment in the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplace, which begins Nov. 1.

RESOURCES

Get Covered Connector Training!
Videos, resources, sign ups all at your fingertips: EnrollNebraska.org/Connector

Enrollment Assister Media Toolkit
We’re hoping all enrollment assisters can use these materials to support their outreach. Download the toolkit HERE.

Aetna Marketplace Plan Overview for Assisters Webinar
10/14/16 Watch a replay of the Webinar
Check their website for more information

Enroll Nebraska Educational Webinar Replays
10/18/2016: Open Enrollment is Here: What You Need to Know
Watch a replay of the webinar
Download the webinar slides
Download the Enroll Nebraska Outreach Postcards
Download the 50 Word Newsletter Blurb

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