2014-2015 Open Enrollment Resources
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Open Enrollment began November 15th, 2014 and ended February 15th, 2015.

 

Community Health Centers continue to be a leader for enrolling the newly insured for coverage. The following provides a list of unique challenges for this year's open enrollment and resources to help address and support them.

 

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Calculators

These calculators will help you estimate costs of coverage and subsidies you  may be eligible for. Most of these tools provide a range of costs. Always verify subsidy eligibility and plan costs with an enrollment specialist.

Renewals and Modifications

Open enrollment is also an opportunity for individuals who have already purchased coverage to renew or modify their plans. For example, if an individual's life circumstances has changed, such as marriage, divorce, or having children, they should review their plan to ensure it fits their unique needs.

Tax Credits and Exemptions

A key component for affordable care is through tax subsidies. With open enrollment occurring during tax season, understanding the tax credit program, how to determine eligibility, and how it impacts the cost of care is critical. These resources will help enrollment workers assist the uninsured in determining their eligibility for subsidies and educating them on the how the program works.

  • Alaska - Alaska Health Premium Tax Credit Brochure conveys understandable information about the health premium tax credit and is also available in Spanish.
  • Idaho - Idaho Health Premium Tax Credit Brochure conveys understandable information about the health premium tax credit and is also available in Spanish.
  • Oregon- Oregon Health Premium Tax Credit Brochure conveys understandable information about the health premium tax credit and is also available in Spanish.
  • Washington - Washington Health Premium Tax Credit Brochure conveys understandable information about the health premium tax credit and is also available inb
  • Tax Credit Tool - An online tool explains this financial help and links consumers to the Marketplace in their state and is also available by Spanish.
  • Diving Deep on Premium Tax Credits - A webinar presentation discussing the fundamentals of advance premium tax credits, cost sharing reductions and strategies on how to explain to consumers the benefits and risks of taking premium tax credits in advance.
  • Step-by-step instructions on how to determine your health insurance tax credit.

 

Health Literacy

The newly insured are also new to the health and health insurance landscape. Understanding their coverage (health insurance literacy) and health terms is important to make the most of their plan and navigate the health system. The following resources will help outreach and enrollment workers get started but our Health Literacy Library has a comprehensive library of tools, resources, and education.

  • Health Literacy - Provides a quick overview, guide and definition on health literacy.
  • Health Insurance Literacy - A comprehensive guide and tool book to help educate outreach and enrollment workers and consumers on health insurance.
  • They're Covered, Now What? - A webinar presentation (or slides) discussing health literacy, patient engagement, and methodologies to address health/health insurance literacy in your organization. 

Workforce and Human Resources

A key component to a successful outreach and enrollment program is the staff. Enrollment assisters, specialists and program managers ensure the program runs smoothly and efficiently. Below are different job positions and descriptions (by state) for your convenience. 

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