January 13, 2016 Enroll Wisconsin Update

January 13, 2016

State and Federal Updates
Weekly Enrollment Snapshot
From November 1, 2015 – January 2, 2016, 218,394 individuals have signed-up for health coverage through HealthCare.gov in Wisconsin. This well exceeds Wisconsin’s enrollment rate from the previous open enrollment period. Nationally, enrollment during OE3 is also outpacing OE2. Take a look at this fact sheet for more information. These figures represent the number of plan selections, not necessarily the number of people who have effectuated their coverage.  

African American Week of Action: January 11th
We’re exiting the “Give the Gift of Health” week of action and moving into the African American Week of Action. Take a look at these resources from Enroll America.

DHS: Policy and System Changes as a Result of Same-Sex Marriage Rulings
Late December, DHS released new guidance relating to eligibility-related procedures and policies for Wisconsin’s public assistance programs. Legally married spouses of the same sex are to be treated the same as opposite-sex spouses for all purposes in the administration of the Child Care, Wisconsin Works (W-2), Medicaid, BadgerCare Plus, SeniorCare, FoodShare, and Caretaker Supplement (CTS) programs. Read the ops memo here.

Partner Resources
CMS: Catalog of Assister Promising Practices
CMS recently published the first in a series of promising practices. This publication features Covering Florida, a statewide navigator grantee. Take a look at how they prepare consumers to enroll in coverage, manage enrollment events, and help consumers complete an application and make a plan selection.

Families USA: Top 5 Enrollment Resources
Check out these tools compiled by Families USA

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

Bi-Weekly Assister Webinar
Every Other Friday, 1-2 PM
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From Coverage to Care: Following the Roadmap to Health

Tuesday, January 12
10 – 11 AM
Presented by CMS, this webinar will discuss “From Coverage to Care”, an initiative to help people with new health care coverage understand their benefits and connect to primary care and preventive services.
Registration Link 

Health Insurance Options for Immigrant Families
Tuesday, January 12
2 – 3 PM
Hosted by the HHS Partnership Center, this webinar will discuss the benefits available to immigrant families through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Registration Link

Verification of Eligibility in the FFM and Resolving Inconsistencies
Thursday, January 21
1 – 2:30 PM
Hosted by CBPP’s Health Reform Beyond the Basics team, this webinar will provide an overview of how the Federally-Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) verifies the information consumers provide as to their income and citizenship or immigration status, and will cover what happens when the FFM determines that the application information doesn’t match information available to the FFM. Registration link

Families USA – Health Action 2016
February 4-6, Washington DC
Registration  is set at $450 until January 8!


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