November 2019 Newsletter

HIGHLIGHT

Open Enrollment Continues

(https://acasignups.net/graph/2020)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released state data for the first three weeks of open enrollment. As a nation, it appears we lag far behind where we were last year (nearly 250,000 in the first 9 days). In Nebraska, we are similarly behind with just 17,041 enrolling thus far compared to 23,381 last year at this time (a decrease of 37%).

See Charles Gaba’s blog here for more information.

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

Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace
November 1 – December 15, 2019

Open Enrollment for Heritage Heath (Nebraska’s Managed Care System)
November 1 – December 15, 2019

Open Enrollment for Medicare
November 1 – December 7

NEWS AND UPDATES

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

Kaiser Health News: Obamacare’s star ratings offer a glimmer of insight – but not for all
Millions of Americans who visit the Marketplace for individual health insurance will be able to view federal ratings comparing the quality of health plans. About 80% of plans in the federal Marketplace earned three or more stars overall. Only 1% earned five stars.

PBS: Obamacare signups are down, but the marketplaces are still healthy
The future of the Affordable Care Act exchanges is murky, with enrollment down so far this year and their fate wrapped up in court. But the marketplace remains strong, analysts have found, despite efforts to undermine it.

RESOURCES

HCAN Medica Webinar Recording on Nebraska Plans from 10/29/19

HCAN Bright Health Webinar Recording on Nebraska Plans from 10/31/19

On Nebraska Medicaid Expansion:

Enroll Nebraska Outreach Resources

Enroll Nebraska Past Statewide Campaign Videos

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