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Tuesday, October 31

The Affordable Care Act open enrollment period is shortened. Please share this important enrollment

The open enrollment period for the health insurance marketplace is significantly shorter this year — from November 1 to December 15, 2017.
The Trump administration has also cut funding for advertising and enrollment assistance.
Social workers should share enrollment information with clients, families, friends and communities to bring awareness to the narrow enrollment window. Each of us can do our part to help distribute this important information!
• Get ready to enroll!
https://marketplace.cms.gov/outreach-and-education/about-the-marketplace-english.pdf
• Make note of key dates for the Health Insurance Marketplace this year
https://marketplace.cms.gov/outreach-and-education/key-dates-for-marketplace.pdf
• Visit http://www.healthcare.gov or http://www.cuidadodesalud.gov/es to find out more about your eligibility.
• Call 1-800-318-2596 (TTY 1-855-889-4325) to have your questions answered and for support with signing up for health insurance coverage.
• Sign up in person by finding assistance near you. Locate help in your area at localhelp.healthcare.gov or at a health center http://www.hrsa.gov
• Health insurance enrollment information is available in the language you need https://www.healthcare.gov/language-resource/
• Many organizations are dedicated to connecting you to the right resources to secure health care coverage:
Families USA
Young Invincibles
Out 2 Enroll
UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza)
Asian American Pacific Islander Health Forum
National Women’s Health Network
For more information contact NASW Senior Practice Associate Carrie Dorn, LMSW, MPA at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Posted on 10/31/17 at 01:56 PM

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