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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.

Mobile and in MMAI

This June 2015 FAQ from EverThrive reviews enrollment policies concerning Medicaid managed care beneficiaries who move to a different county.

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.

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.

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.

The 1.1 Million Uninsured Illinoisans

This October 2015 issue brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation gives state-by-state totals on the number of uninsured. The brief also identifies whether the uninsured would qualify for Medicaid or financial assistance through the Marketplace.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

What You Need to Get Covered

This fact sheet from BeCovered, identifies what documentation and information people will need when signing up for health insurance through the Marketplace. The fact sheet is updated for the 2015-2016 enrollment cycle. The information is in English and Spanish.

Get Help Getting Health Insurance

This September 2015 fact sheet from Health & Disability Advocates describes the trained professionals that consumers can use to connect with coverage.

ACA 2.0

This August 2015 report from the Urban Institute outlines policy changes to improve implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Improving affordability and increasing the number of people with health insurance are discussed.

Know Health Insurance Lingo

This September 2015 guide from Families USA  explains many of the health insurance terms that consumers need to understand when they are shopping for insurance.

The State of Health Coverage, 2014

This September 2015 report from the US Census Bureau gives an update on the number of people who gained health insurance in 2014.  The report found that nine million people gained coverage in 2014.

Effective Health Care Outreach

This September 2015 brief from the Center for Health Care Strategies presents approaches for engaging with Medicaid and Medicare eligible health care consumers. This group is more likely to have chronic health conditions and is harder to engage.

Turning 65?

This September 2015 tip sheet from AgeOptions outlines the health care options for older adults once they become Medicare eligible.

Asking the Right Questions

Benefits counselors can use this September 2015 intake sheet from AgeOptions to obtain necessary information to counsel consumers on their Medicare options.

Find Enrollment Assisters Near You!

The Enroll America connector tool identifies Navigators, Certified Application Counselors and In-Person Counselors who work close by.

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