Enroll Nebraska May 2015 Newsletter

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To see more health-related awareness weeks, visit Healthline.com.


If you know about health care-related and/or outreach and enrollment events happening in your area, visit our events page and enter it into our Submit An Event form.



Health Care Marketplace Special Enrollment Period

Mar. 13 – Apr. 30, 2015

Location: Statewide

This enrollment opportunity is open for people who meet the following criteria:

  • Currently are not enrolled in coverage through the Marketplace for 2015,
  • Attest that when they filed their 2014 tax return they paid the fee for not having health coverage in 2014, and
  • Attest that they first became aware of, or understood the implications of, the Shared Responsibility Payment after the end of open enrollment (Feb. 15, 2015) in connection with preparing their 2014 taxes.


Open Enrollment Period 3

Nov. 1, 2015 – Jan 31, 2016

Location: Statewide



How to Assess the Effectiveness of ACA Outreach and Education Efforts

Hosted by Community Science

Wednesday, April 29, 1:30 PM CDT



Making the Connection: How Centralized Scheduling Benefits Consumers, Assisters, and the Enrollment Community

Hosted by Enroll America

Thursday, April 30, 1:00 PM CDT



Addressing the Healthcare Needs of the Transgender Patient

Hosted by HRSA

Thursday, April 30, 1:00 PM CDT



Nebraska Assisters and Coverage to Care

Hosted by HCAN and CMS

Thursday, April 30, 3:00 PM CDT



Special Enrollment Periods and Resources for the Uninsured

Hosted by CMS

Wednesday, May 6, 1:00 PM CDT, Register

Wednesday, June 17, 1:00 PM CDT, Register


Got Coverage? Next Steps in Using Your Health Insurance

Hosted by CMS

Tuesday, May 19, 2:00 PM CDT, Register

Tuesday, June 23, 3:00 PM CDT, Register



Enroll NE Enrollment Group Meeting

Thursday, May 14, 12 – 1 pm CST

Call In: 1-800-789-6305 Code: 9280090170



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Families USA Blog: Improving ACA Enrollment in Communities of Color

In the second open enrollment period that just ended, one million more people of color signed up for marketplace coverage under the Affordable Care Act than enrolled during the first year.


The Hill: IRS declares victory on ObamaCare

The IRS is claiming victory as ObamaCare’s first tax filing season appears to be wrapping up with only a few hiccups.



Kaiser Family Foundation: Shareable ACA Interactive Quiz

A short, multiple choice interactive quiz on the Affordable Care Act, tax filing and individual mandate. Quiz takers can compare their knowledge to others by sharing their quiz results on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.


Reportable Change Marketplace Update Summary

Use this table to inform consumers about reportable changes or simply share it with them.

Reportable Changes to the Marketplace
















HHS: Marketplace Plan Selection by Zip Code through the end of OE2


CMS: Special Enrollment Period Screener Tool and Exemptions Screener Tool


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Health Ratings by County

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