Author: Eric Savaiano

June 2019 Newsletter

HIGHLIGHT It’s Open Season to Become a CAC Organization CMS recently announced the Application Link is now live to become a certified application assister organization in your community. CACs are trained and able to help consumers seeking health coverage options through the Marketplace and if you’re new to doing this work, you must sign up by September 16, 2019. Share… Read more →

May 2019 Newsletter

HIGHLIGHT CMS Announces Navigator Grants for 2020 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced the same level of funding for state Navigators this past week ($100M). They also extended the grant period from 1 year to 1-2 years to allow for easier planning and sustainability. Read more HERE. UPCOMING EVENTS If you know about health care-related and/or outreach and… Read more →

April 2019 Newsletter

HIGHLIGHT Final Enrollment Data Released for 2018 Top lines and our reactions are below: Nebraska largely maintained the number of plan selections overall from last year (87,416 vs 88,213) which is really good. There was a major dip in the number of new sign ups (23% negative change). Likely because of drop in outreach and marketing by the feds and… Read more →

March 2019 Newsletter

Where are my 1095s at? You know, those lovely health insurance tax verification documents? Learn more about them HERE. Remember, April 15th is the last day to file personal income taxes in the United States. Please direct consumers to these free* tax prep sites: Organization Phone Website Notes / Restrictions VITA / TCE 1-800-906-9887 Click Here The Volunteer Income Tax… Read more →

February 2019 Newsletter

HIGHLIGHT Tax Season 2019 This year, April 15th is the last day to file personal income taxes in the United States including Nebraska. Please direct consumers to these *free* tax prep sites: Organization Phone Website Notes / Restrictions VITA / TCE 1-800-906-9887 Click Here The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make… Read more →

January 2019 Newsletter

HIGHLIGHT Nebraska Assisters: Congratulations on an excellent Open Enrollment Period! Watch our Assister Celebration Replay (from Jan 24th) and join in the fun! 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 Nebraska Legislative Session: Jan 9… Read more →

December 2018 Newsletter

HIGHLIGHT You did it! The numbers are in and Nebraska enrolled … people in the health insurance marketplace this year. That’s … more than last year! 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 Rest WEBINARS… Read more →

A Tough Mom Finds Relief Through the Marketplace

When Christine started having abdominal pain, she wondered if her family history of heart problems was catching up with her. Without health insurance, she decided it would cost too much money to go see a doctor. So for two months, Christine bore her unknown pain and continued life as best she could as a mother of three and Lincoln Public… Read more →

October 2018 Newsletter

HIGHLIGHT OPEN ENROLLMENT STARTS TOMORROW We know you’re busily preparing for Nov. 1 but check out our 45-minute (start at minute 4) Pre-OE6 Assister Webinar if you have not already. The basic message is, please reach out to Enroll Nebraska if you need ANYTHING during open enrollment. We will help if we can. UPCOMING EVENTS If you know about health… Read more →

RELEASE – Open Enrollment in Health Insurance Marketplace starts November 1

***For Immediate Release*** October 25, 2018 Contact, Eric Savaiano Statewide Coordinator, Enroll Nebraska Office: (402) 438-8853, Ext. 126 Email: esavaiano@neappleseed.org   Open Enrollment in Health Insurance Marketplace starts November 1 Nebraskans can find free, local help to find health coverage. Over 88,000 got covered last year. After a record-breaking open enrollment period last year, Nebraskans will again have the chance… Read more →