September 2019 Newsletter

HIGHLIGHT

Get Trained, Get Excited

Your organizations, CMS, and national health care enrollment partners are gearing up for November 1 (the first day of open enrollment) with webinars, trainings, and practical tips on doing your jobs. Find a ton of resources in the bottom section of this email to get trained up with a few lessons targeted just for your job.

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

Webinars

Center on Budget Policy Priorities: Beyond the Basics Webinar Series
Webinars designed to prepare enrollers on topics like Public Charge, premium tax credits, auto-renewals, and data matching. Beginning Oct. 1 and taking place every Tuesday and Thursday through Oct. 17 at 1 pm CT.

Young Invincibles Enrollment Assister Webinars
To be announced

Lincoln “Connecting the Uninsured” Training
Hosted by the Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department at the Center for People in Need
October 11, 8:30 – 3:30
Register HERE
A training for case managers featuring presentations on Medicaid, General Assistance, SSI, Immigration, Economic Assistance and more. See agenda details HERE.

NEWS AND UPDATES

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

Omaha World Herald: Despite rising nationally, uninsured rates remain stable in Nebraska, Iowa
Nebraska’s uninsured rate exceeds most states’ in part because it’s among a minority of states that have not expanded Medicaid

Wall Street Journal: Health-Insurance Consumers to Get $743 Million in Rebates Under ACA Rule
Health insurers are expected to pay out a record $743 million to consumers this month under an Affordable Care Act rule that requires refunds if the companies don’t spend a big enough share of premium dollars on health care.

RESOURCES

Heritage Health Open Enrollment Information

Nebraska Medicaid Managed Care Organizations collectively go by Heritage Health. Open enrollment within Heritage Health happens during the same timeframe as the federal Marketplace (Nov. 1 – Dec. 15). Individuals can speak to a Choice Counselor at 1-888-255-2605, Monday-Friday, 7 am – 7 pm CT. Make sure you know these details as you prepare for OE7. See HERE for more information.

On Nebraska Medicaid Expansion:

CAC/Navigator Training Resources

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