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Topic: Keeping Coverage

The steps you need to take in order to keep the insurance you purchased on the health insurance marketplace include paying premiums, keeping information up to date, and renewing coverage every year.

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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.

Help for the Helpers

This November 2015 toolkit from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for enrollment assisters shares online and technical assistance resources that can be used when helping consumers apply for health coverage. Enrollment assisters will also learn about the types of health insurance and the processes for enrolling in each.

Staying in Touch with the State

This tip sheet from Illinois Department of Human Services shares how health care providers can help Medicaid manage care consumers change their address. Medicaid recipients need to update their address so they receive important notices about their coverage.

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.

Shop to Renew During Open Enrollment

This October 2015 blog post from the Center on Health Insurance Reforms explains the importance of exploring health insurance options when keeping coverage during the general enrollment period.

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

Young, Invincible…and Insured!

This November 2015 article from Kaiser Health News reviews five things that the uninsured ages 18-31 should consider when getting health coverage in Open Enrollment number three. The article addresses common reasons that a young adult would not buy health insurance.

5 Pointers for Marketplace Shoppers

This October 2015 explainer from the Commonwealth Fund shares tips for consumers to consider when exploring their health coverage options during Open Enrollment number three.

Savvy Health Insurance Shopping

This comparison worksheet from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is for enrollment assisters working with consumers selecting Marketplace plans. It has been updated for the 2015-2016 enrollment period.

Choosing the Right Level of Coverage

This October 2015 fact sheet from Consumer’s Union explains what the Marketplace’s metal levels mean and how consumers can use the information to compare plans.

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