December Newsletter

HIGHLIGHT

Open Enrollment is Over – Let’s Celebrate!

Did you get the message yesterday? We’re celebrating YOU, our lovely, embattled enrollment assisters January 4 at 1 pm Central via webinar. After all your hard work, don’t you think you deserve a break?

Register for the Celebration Webinar HERE and don’t forget your rock n roll gear like our woodland friend above.

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

Assister Celebration
Hosted by Enroll Nebraska
Thursday, January 4, 1 pm Central
Register HERE

Join your fellow enrollment assisters from across the state as we celebrate the hundreds of combined hours, thousands of applications, and dozens of cat pictures it took to get through Open Enrollment 5!

WEBINARS

Post-Open Enrollment Issues
Hosted by Health Reform Beyond the Basics (CBPP)
Wednesday, December 20, 1 pm Central
Register HERE

This webinar will focus on the new rule that allows insurers to demand payment of past-due premiums before 2018 coverage can be effectuated, as well as other timely post-enrollment issues.

EVENTS

Special Enrollment Period for 2017 Aetna Policy Holders: January 1 – March 1.

That’s right, more people to enroll! Anyone with an Aetna policy is eligible for an SEP if they would like to gain coverage or change their auto-enrollment. Since Aetna did not continue in the Marketplace, more people have the chance to get covered.

Families USA Health Action Conference 2018
Washington D.C.
January 24-26
Learn more and register HERE
Apply for a scholarship to attend HERE

NEWS AND UPDATES

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

Kaiser Health News: Sign-Up Deadline Is Friday, But Some People May Get Extra Time
Some consumers who miss the enrollment cutoff could be surprised to learn they have the opportunity to enroll later. “While a lot of people will be eligible … I am still worried that a lot of consumers won’t know it,” said Shelby Gonzales, a senior policy analyst at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. (Andrews, 12/12)

See Resources below for Nebraska Specific flyers and resources related to SEPs.

RESOURCES

President Obama says “Thank You” to OE5 Enrollment Assisters Call Transcript

SEP Outreach Materials

Enroll Nebraska – AETNA Outreach Flyer
Health Reform Beyond the Basics – Discontinued Marketplace Plan Fact Sheet
Families USA – Exemption Categories Fact Sheet

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