August 2019 Newsletter

Planning for OE7

Now is the time to start planning for how your organization will help more people get coverage in Open Enrollment 7 (November 1 – December 15, 2019)! Have you thought about outreach strategy? Can you follow up with past clients? What would it take to put out a press release?

These are just some of the questions that can help you meet your goals. Find tools from CMS and national partners below to take your planning to the next level.

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

LR 170 Medicaid Expansion interim Hearing
Friday, September 20, 9 am
Nebraska State Capitol, Room 1510

If you’re interested in having your voice heard related to Medicaid Expansion in Nebraska, reach out to Eric or feel free to attend and share your views.

NEWS AND UPDATES 

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Lincoln Journal Star: Nebraska’s ACA insurer proposes rate decrease
The tens of thousands of Nebraskans who get their health insurance through the federal marketplace exchange may get some cost relief. In its rate filing with the Nebraska Department of Insurance, Medica requested an overall 5.3% rate decrease for its three ACA-compliant policies.

The Hill: Advocates sound alarm as uninsured rate rises under Trump
The uninsured rate is rising for the first time since ObamaCare passed, two recent studies show, alarming advocates who fear the problem could get worse.

RESOURCES

Planning Materials

Families USA/Enroll America Messaging and Outreach Campaign Resources

CMS Customizable Flyers/Posters/Materials

Become a CDO Organization

CMS’s application to become a CAC organization is now live. CACs help consumers seeking health coverage options through the Marketplace. If you’re new to doing this work, you must sign up by September 16, 2019.

On Nebraska Medicaid Expansion:

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