Monthly Archives: October 2016

New Report Shows Gains in Health Insurance Coverage for Key Demographics

On September 29th, HHS released an analysis showing gains in health insurance coverage from 2010-2015 across key demographic categories: income, age, geography, race and ethnicity. The report finds that ACA coverage gains and reduction in the uninsured have been widely shared across groups. Read the press release Find the report View a chart pack on coverage gains

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Answers to Questions from Assisters: Assister Forum / MLMS Training

Assister Forum Q1: What information would be helpful for Navigator grantees to collect in addition to CMS’s required metrics? A1: Navigators might find it helpful to collect information to help them understand who they are reaching and how. Such information might include plan selected, income range, HIV/AIDS status (for help accessing AIDS Drug Assistance Programs), gender, and language(s) spoken. Remember that Navigators in FFM (including SPM)

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Best Practices for Accessing and Taking the Assister Training

Please reference the following best practices when attempting to take assister training using the Marketplace Learning Management System (MLMS). Make Sure your Computer is Properly Configured to Take the Training Review this Quick Reference Guide to ensure your computer is configured to access and take the assister training. Properly Exit the Course or Exam for the System to Record your Progress Please use the internal course navigation features

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Beware of Fake IRS Tax Bill Notices

The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners are warning taxpayers and tax professionals of fake IRS tax bills related to the Affordable Care Act. The IRS has received numerous reports of scammers sending a fraudulent version of a notice- labeled CP2000 - for tax year 2015. This scam may arrive by email, as an attachment, or by mail. It has many signs of being a fake: The CP2000 notices appear to be issued from an Austin, Texas,

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Inaugural Assister Fall Forum was a Success

The inaugural assister forum, hosted by the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) took place on September 26th in Washington, D.C. The forum discussed best practices and shared strategies for enhancing assister capacity to perform outreach, education, and enrollment activities for the 2017 Open Enrollment period and beyond. New Marketplace Application enhancements and CMS outreach and enrollment strategies were also discussed

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CMS Rural Health Solutions Summit (Save the Date)

Mark your calendars for the CMS Rural Health Solutions Summit. Join CMS leadership, the CMS Rural Health Council, and stakeholders from all sectors of the health care industry as we engage in in-depth discussions about ways to improve access to care in rural America and support innovation in care delivery. Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. More information to follow!  

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CMS Rural Health Solutions Summit (Save the Date)

Mark your calendars for the CMS Rural Health Solutions Summit. Join CMS leadership, the CMS Rural Health Council, and stakeholders from all sectors of the health care industry as we engage in in-depth discussions about ways to improve access to care in rural America and support innovation in care delivery. Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. More information to follow!  

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Administration Launches New Campaign to Enroll Young Adults During Open Enrollment

On September 27th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced new initiatives to reach young adults during Open Enrollment and help them find affordable coverage through HealthCare.gov. Young adults had the highest uninsured rates before the Affordable Care Act and have seen the sharpest drop in uninsured rates since 2010. Yet millions of young adults remain uninsured, showing that there is more work to do to equip younger Americans

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