Monthly Archives: March 2017

Health Insurance Marketplaces 2017 Open Enrollment Period Final Enrollment report: November 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017

On March 15, 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a report summarizing enrollment activity in the individual Marketplaces for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The report shows that during the 2017 Open Enrollment Period between November 1, 2016 and January 31, 2017, approximately 12.2 million consumers selected or were re-enrolled in a Qualified Health Plan (QHP) through the Healthcare.gov platform or a

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Next HR Peer Learning Team Call is Tuesday, March 21 – “Creating Connection – Initiating Conversations with Grumpy People” by Debra Gerardi, RN, MPH, JD

March agenda Connect Correct Tip Sheets Debra Gerardi HC bio 2016    

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Tips on Direct to Consumer Outreach

Outreach and education are key parts of your role as an assister and are crucial to helping consumers learn about and gain access to affordable, quality health coverage.  Make use of the direct to consumer outreach best practices and resources below to evaluate and improve your organizations outreach. Direct to Consumers Outreach and Enrollment Options Door-to-door outreach and direct phone calls can encourage in-depth conversations about consumers’

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NEW CMS Issues Proposed Rule to Increase Patients’ Health Insurance Choices for 2018

On February 15, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule for 2018, which puts forward new reforms to stabilize the individual and small group health insurance markets. This proposed rule would make changes to special enrollment periods, the annual open enrollment period, guaranteed availability, network adequacy rules, essential community providers, and actuarial value requirements; and announces upcoming

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