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Topic: ACA Outreach

The chronically uninsured tend to face significant barriers to enrollment. The newly insured can also experience challenges keeping coverage. Lack of experience with insurance, language barriers, and deficits of information regarding the Affordable Care Act are examples of the potential barriers. Enrollment events, special materials and a variety of outreach efforts are required to connect these target populations with health coverage.

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Creative ACA Outreach

This January 2016 blog post from Families USA gives strategies for enrolling the remaining uninsured, a group that is often hard to reach and unaware of available financial assistance.

Engaging African Americans

In this January 2016 blog post for the Social Security Administration, a Minister details proven outreach and enrollment strategies with the Black community— a group which is still more likely to be uninsured.

The Front Lines of ACA Outreach

This December 2015 toolkit from Enroll America helps hospitals and medical providers have conversations with patients about their health coverage options.

Trusted Voices Transform Care

This November 2015 issue brief from Community Catalyst outlines how Community Health Workers can play a role in health system reform. The brief identifies funding sources to finance these positions and pathways for involving Community Health Workers in local partnerships.

Keeping 30 Million Covered

This November 2015 report from the Urban Institute analyzes the number of people who qualify for special enrollment periods for the health insurance marketplace as well as how many people are taking advantage of them.

Targeting the Fasting Growing Religious Group

This October 2015 toolkit from Enroll America offers strategies for health care outreach and enrollment with Muslims. It also provides talking points and action steps for those looking to engage and build partnerships within the Muslim community

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.

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.

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.

Hospital Enrollment Strategies

This December 2014 blog post from Enroll America details one hospital system’s approach to getting people covered. The hospital system was successful because it led outreach in the community and developed partnerships with brokers and healthcare advocates.

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