Author: Eric Savaiano

October 2020 Newsletter

4 DAYS UNTIL OPEN ENROLLMENT HIGHLIGHT Open Enrollment Starts November 1! Open enrollment for Marketplace coverage starts November 1. Health Insurance Marketplace OE8 will run through December 15 for consumers to sign up for 2021 health coverage. Over the past several years, we’ve had huge success as a group in getting thousands of Nebraskans signed up for coverage. Now, more… Read more →

August 2020 Newsletter

HIGHLIGHT Enrollment Continues for Heritage Health Adult! After the first weekend enrollment was open, more than 1,100 Nebraskans had already applied for coverage through Nebraska’s newly available expanded Medicaid program, Heritage Health Adult. More and more sign ups are expected leading up to the October 1st start date! Don’t forget about Enroll Nebraska’s Medicaid Expansion Outreach Toolkit to help spread… Read more →

July 2020 Newsletter

HIGHLIGHT Nebraska’s Expanded Medicaid (Heritage Health Adult) Enrollment is Finally Here! Help spread the word to the over 94,000 newly eligible Nebraskans with Enroll Nebraska Medicaid Expansion Outreach Toolkit. We’ve got newsletter blurbs, postcards, tweets, posts, images – you name it, we’ve got it! We’ve also updated our website to acknowledge Enroll Nebraska enrollment assisters can help with expanded medicaid… Read more →

May 2020 Newsletter

HIGHLIGHT Countdown to Medicaid Expansion (Heritage Health Adult) Enrollment We know you care about people in the coverage gap. That’s why Enroll Nebraska is working to make it easy to do outreach with templates, images, flyers, blurbs, and more. Only 1 more month until August 1, 2020 when expanded medicaid enrollment is opened in Nebraska. Be on the lookout for… Read more →

May 2020 Newsletter

HIGHLIGHT How are you preparing for Medicaid Expansion in Nebraska? Only 2 more months until August 1, 2020 when expanded medicaid enrollment is opened in Nebraska. A group of advocates, enrollment assisters, community organizations and health care professionals are working together to make sure education and enrollment reaches as far as possible. Are you interested in helping by sharing on… Read more →

April 2020 Newsletter

HIGHLIGHT Special Enrollment Periods Over 96,000 unemployment claims have been filed in Nebraska in the last 4 weeks because of the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s over 2 years’ worth of claims in a normal time. For some of these individuals, that means they are now eligible for a Special Enrollment Period through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Health Reform Beyond the Basics… Read more →

2020 Marketplace Open Enrollment Data Summary

Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released data for the 2020 Marketplace enrollment period including data on Nebraska’s enrollment. Of the 38 states using the platform, Nebraska and 15 other states saw an increase in the number of plans selected through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Around 8.3 million Americans overall secured plans through the Marketplace, and… Read more →

March 2020 Newsletter

HIGHLIGHT Expand Medicaid in Nebraska NOW Health insurance coverage plays a significant role in ensuring those that become ill with the coronavirus can quickly access needed treatment, through a primary care provider or through more significant interventions for those that need them. Without Medicaid expansion our health care system is missing a critical tool to combat the spread and toll… Read more →

February 2020 Newsletter

HIGHLIGHT Health Care Bills in Nebraska Legislature It’s the middle of the short, 60-day legislative session in Nebraska. Did you know NET streams all floor debate and hearings online for free? Check out debate on LB932 which would require the state to start Medicaid Expansion on Oct. 1, 2020 as projected. UPCOMING EVENTS If you know about health care-related and/or… Read more →

Health Insurance Marketplace helps record numbers of Nebraskans sign up for coverage in 2019

By Blake Ellis, Economic Justice Intern at Nebraska Appleseed For many Nebraskans, the number 90,000 has quite a resonance. That is the sell-out capacity for supporters packing into Memorial Stadium on chilly Saturdays in the fall ready to cheer on Cornhusker football. But over 90,000 Nebraskans have more than just football to celebrate in 2020. 90,845 Nebraskans have signed up… Read more →