Enroll Wisconsin Update: January 22, 2016

January 22, 2016

 

State and Federal Updates
9 Days Left of Open Enrollment!
We’d like extend our gratitude to all of the enrollment assisters across Wisconsin who will be working extra hard over the next 9 days to meet the needs of their consumers. Thank you for your work, and please let us know if you need assistance in escalating complex issues.   

Clarifying, Eliminating and Enforcing Special Enrollment Periods
HHS has been reviewing current Special Enrollment Period policies to ensure that they are fair for both consumers and insurers alike. This will involve the elimination of unnecessary special enrollment periods, clarification of eligibility requirements around existing SEPs, and enforcement of existing rules. We encourage you to read the full blog post by Health Insurance Marketplace CEO Kevin Counihan.

Weekly Enrollment Snapshot
From November 1, 2015 – January 16, 2016, 224,719 individuals have signed-up for health coverage through HealthCare.gov in Wisconsin. These figures represent the number of plan selections, not necessarily the number of people who have effectuated their coverage. Take a look at this fact sheet for more information.

Forms 1095-A, B, and C
The Marketplace is on track to deliver Form 1095-A, the Health Insurance Marketplace Statement, to the last known address of each tax filer and upload the form to the consumers’ online website account. Consumers who enrolled in coverage through HealthCare.gov need this form in order to file their federal income taxes, reconcile their APTCs or claim their PTC. Consumers may also receive Form 1095-B or Form 1095-C if they or members of their household had coverage in 2015 through plans or programs outside of the marketplace. Click here to learn more about the tax filing process for Marketplace consumers. You can also find more information about Form 1095-A here. The Department of Health Services has also already issued over 1.1 million 1095-Bs out to BadgerCare, Medicaid, and other State of Wisconsin Health Care Program recipients. Here’s a link to the DHS FAQ on the 1095-B.

CMS: Tips for Agents and Brokers
Did you know that every 365 days, consumers need to reauthorize the Marketplace Call Center to allow an agent/broker to work on their behalf? Please remind your consumers to complete these reauthorizations during off-peak hours.

DHS: BadgerCare Enrollment Report
The BadgerCare Plus December Enrollment report is now available by county or statewide.

Partner Resources
National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative: Fact Sheets
The National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative has created a series of population specific fact sheets that are excellent. Click here and scroll down to the bottom.

Families USA: Conducting a Successful Debrief
Look over in the events section for more information on this webinar which can help you to successfully plan and conduct a constructive debrief meeting.

Webinars and Trainings
Check out the Calendar the Enroll Wisconsin Website for Assister Training Opportunities!

Bi-Weekly Assister Webinar
Please note that there will be a re-scheduled webinar on Friday, January 29.

Tax Filing Season: What to Expect and New Opportunities for the Enrollment Community Tuesday, January 26
1 – 2 PM
We strongly encourage enrollment assisters to attend this Enroll America/TurboTax webinar on the upcoming tax filing season. Register here.

Planning an Effective Media Strategy for 2016
Thursday, January 28
12:45 – 2:00 PM
Click here to register.

Families USA: Conducting A Successful Debrief 
Thursday, February 18
1 – 2 PM
Click here to register.

Families USA – Health Action 2016
February 4-6, Washington DC
Registration link

 

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