October Newsletter – 1 Week Until Open Enrollment

HIGHLIGHT

Help get the word out about Open Enrollment!

Read more about this Kaiser Health News chart HERE.

Wait, we hosted a webinar on awareness last week! Watch the replay HERE or get more information at EnrollNebraska.org/EEG.

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

We’re going quiet for November to give you more time for enrollments! Let us know if you need ANYTHING by emailing Eric.

WEBINARS

Assisting People with Disabilities Enroll in Health Coverage
Hosted by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Wednesday, October 25, 1 pm Central
Register HERE
This webinar will help you think about what questions a person with a disability needs to think about when they are considering their health care options in the Marketplace. Additionally, it will address disability etiquette and basic accessibility considerations for anyone doing enrollment work.

Young Adult Outreach Best Practices
Hosted by Young Invincibles
Tuesday, October 31, 12 pm
Register HERE
Young Invincibles will discuss best practices and tips to reach young adults in your communities, how to talk about health coverage with young people, and of course, where to find them!

Health Insurance Literacy for Assisters
Hosted by Young Invincibles
Tuesday, November 7, 12 pm
Register HERE
We know many consumers may need help understanding their new plan, this webinar is intended to help you answer consumer questions at the time of their appointment so that consumers feel comfortable choosing the appropriate plan for them and accessing health care services once enrolled.

EVENTS

Open Enrollment for Health Insurance Marketplace & Heritage Health (Medicaid Managed Care)
November 1 – December 15

KETV Omaha Open Enrollment Phone Bank
Thursday, November 2, 5 pm Central
FB Event
Watch Channel 7 and join the FB live broadcast to have your questions answered about health insurance. Thanks to all assisters involved in pulling this off!

NEWS AND UPDATES

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

New York Times: I.R.S. Says It Will Reject Tax Returns That Lack Health Insurance Disclosure
In the latest signal that the Affordable Care Act is still law, the Internal Revenue Service said this week that it is taking steps to enforce the most controversial provision: the tax penalty people face if they refuse to obtain health insurance.

Kaiser Health News: Enrollment News To Bank On: Obamacare Is Still Here So It’s Time For Coverage Checkup
The open enrollment period begins in one week for 2018 marketplace coverage, but many consumers are confused about what to expect. No wonder!

RESOURCES

Resources, Resources, Resources

Rock Enroll Nebraska Resources

Enroll Nebraska Facebook Live Q&A with an Assister (Over 900 views!)

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