Enroll Nebraska Newsletter – April 2014

ACA In Nebraska: Navigators find it rewarding to help people Get Covered

Katie NungesserKatie Nungesser saw daily the relief – and sometimes tears – on people’s faces when she informed them they would be able to afford health insurance, in many cases for the first time ever.

Until recently Katie, 28, worked as a certified Navigator with the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska in Lincoln, helping people discover their health insurance options in the Health Insurance Marketplace and pick a plan that meets their needs and fits their budget.

Read her full story here.


News and Updates

  • Enrollment success: 8 million people signed up for private health coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace! For a more detailed numbers breakdown, check out this WhiteHouse.gov fact sheet.
  • The deadline to sign up for coverage through the Marketplace has been extended to May 31st for Domestic Violence Survivors. Learn more about this and special tax filing considerations for Domestic Violence Survivors through this fact sheet created by the National Network to End Domestic Violence.
  • The Affordable Care Act will cost $5 billion less than originally projected for 2014, according to a Congressional Budget Office report released on April 14.

Resources

Missed the March 31st deadline?

This Enroll Nebraska resource has a list of qualifying life circumstances and Nebraska in-person assisters across the state to whom you can direct clients or consumers who have questions about signing up.

CMS: A Roadmap to Better Care and a Healthier You

A step-by-step guide for consumers on to what it means to have health insurance, how to find a provider, when and where to seek health services, and why prevention is important. There is also a Spanish version and simplified poster versions in English and Spanish of this resource as well.

Enroll America: Consequences for Consumers without Health Coverage

Enroll America’s simplified chart shows how consumers will be affected if they do not enroll in coverage, including who may be subject to the fine, what opportunities individuals have to avoid the fine by applying for an exemption, and how to obtain an exemption.

Enroll America: Helping Consumers Keep Affordable Health Coverage

Enroll America’s resource includes information for consumers on maintaining their Marketplace Coverage (Qualified Health Plans), qualifying life events that could trigger a special enrollment period, maintaining Medicaid coverage, and strategies for educating consumers on the renewal process.


Upcoming Events

NE Health Insurance Marketplace Lessons Learned: Listening Session
Friday, May 9, 2014, 2:00 p.m. CDT
Audience:  Enrollment Assisters, Champions for Coverage, Coalitions, Community and Faith-Based Organizations, Federal and State Partners
Registration Link:  http://nehimlessonslearned.eventbrite.com
Full description here:http://enroll-ne.org/events

Enroll America State of Enrollment 2014 National Conference
June 16-18, Washington DC
More information: http://stateofenrollment.org/

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