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 Q:   Every Little Thing You Do is MAGI This October 2015 guide from the National Health Law Program explains the new income counting and household composition rules used when applying for health insurance. MAGI is used to determine eligibility for Medicaid and premium tax credits.

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 Q:   The New Shared Responsibility Provision  This October 2015 flow chart from the Kaiser Family Foundation identifies whether an employer will be subject to penalties for not offering health coverage for their employees in 2016.

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 Q:   Talking Up Obamacare Using this October 2015 communication guide from Enroll America, Enrollment Assisters can lead effective outreach for the Affordable Care Act. The guide identifies major talking points for assisters and what language to avoid.

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 Q:   Check this List Twice HealthCare.gov identifies what information Marketplace shoppers will need to have on hand when enrolling in a health insurance plan. This checklist has been updated for the 2016 enrollment period.

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 Q:   Keeping Financial Assistance This October 2015 FAQ from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities explains how the Marketplace will automatically renew eligibility for advance premium tax credits. The resource identifies best practices for consumers to stay covered on the most economical plan.

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 Q:   Milestones Bring New Health Coverage Choices This chart from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities focuses on life events that trigger a special enrollment period for the Marketplace, who qualifies and the effective date of coverage once a health plan is selected. The resource has been updated for the 2016 enrollment period.

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 Q:   Mobile and in MMAI This June 2015 FAQ from EverThrive reviews enrollment policies concerning Medicaid managed care beneficiaries who move to a different county.

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 Q:   Help! I Lost My Medicaid This October 2015 FAQ from The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, Shriver Center, EverThrive Illinois and the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago answers common questions about Medicaid redeterminations in Illinois.

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 Q:   Stop, Shop, Enroll! This October 2015 infographic from Families USA tells consumers the steps to find the best health insurance plan during Open Enrollment number three.

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 Q:   What Insurance Can My Client Get? This October 2015 grid from Health & Disability Advocates gives the dollar amount income thresholds for health care programs in Illinois.

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 Q:   Tax-Preparers Boost Enrollment Success This September 2015 issue brief from Enroll America highlights the connections between health coverage and tax-filing. The brief explains how the enrollment community can leverage the connections to increase the number of people with health insurance.

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 Q:   Open (and Understand) Your Mail This September 2015 list of 9 facts from the IRS explains the notices that may be delivered to the mailboxes of Marketplace consumers.

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 Q:   Get Covered, No Excuses This October 2015 fact sheet from Health & Disability Advocates lists the health insurance options for young adults 30 years-old and under.

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 Q:   A Safety Plan That Includes Health Insurance This October 2015 tip sheet from In the Loop explains how survivors of domestic violence can purchase a Marketplace plan and qualify for financial assistance after leaving their abuser.

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 Q:   Bronze, Silver or Gold? This fact sheet from Families USA, updated for the 2015-2016 period, explains the metal levels that are used to organize Marketplace health insurance plans.

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