February 2018 Newsletter


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, in no small part, to the work of dedicated enrollment assisters around the state. We actually improved 4.6 percent over last year’s number! Thank you all so much for the work you did helping Nebraskans find health coverage.

Read more HERE.


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.


Marketplace Appeals Process

Hosted by CBPP: Health Reform Beyond the Basics
Wednesday, February 28, 1:30 – 2:30 pm Central

Register HERE

This rescheduled webinar will provide information on marketplace appeals, detailing what decisions can be appealed, how to file an appeal, and ways to expedite the appeal process.


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.

U.S. Tax Season
Now – Tuesday, April 17


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

Kaiser Health News: Trump Administration Proposes Rule To Loosen Curbs On Short-Term Health Plans

Insurers will again be able to sell short-term health insurance good for up to 12 months under a proposed rule released Tuesday by the Trump administration that could further roil the marketplace.



Enroll Nebraska Free Tax Prep Locator pdf

In the Loop Resource Hub (registration required):

IRS: ACA Tax Homepage

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: ACA Taxes Materials for Assisters

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