July 2018 Newsletter

HIGHLIGHT

Navigator funding opportunity released

CMS released a 1-year Navigator funding opportunity for the upcoming enrollment period. Applications are due August 9. Learn more here.

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.

EVENTS

CDO (Certified Application Counselor Organization) Application Period

Now – Sept 14, 2018

CACs are more important than ever given the lack of federal dollars for outreach and marketing. If your organization is interested in helping more Nebraskans get covered, learn more at Enroll Nebraska CDO webpage here.

Navigator Grant Application Period

Now – Aug 9, 2018

If you’d like to talk through an application, feel free to get in touch with Eric at Enroll Nebraska.

NEWS AND UPDATES

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Washington Post: Administration slashes grants to help Americans get Affordable Care Act coverage
The Trump administration is eliminating most of the funding for grassroots groups that help Americans get Affordable Care Act insurance and will for the first time urge the groups to promote health plans that bypass the law’s consumer protections and required benefits.

The Hill: GOP chairman in talks with Trump officials on restarting key ObamaCare payments
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) said Monday that he is in talks with the Trump administration about ways to restart key ObamaCare payments that the administration abruptly suspended this month.

RESOURCES

2019 CAC Training is Now Available

CMS released their 2019 CAC training via the Marketplace Learning Management System (MLMS) Monday, July 9. All CDO organizations should start moving their CACs through the training so that they are certified to assister consumers beginning November 1, 2018.

The training can be accessed through the CMS Enterprise Portal.

  • New users must register HERE
  • Existing users can login HERE

You must have your new 2018 CAC ID number to begin your training!

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