The Affordable Care Act and Your Community
Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace opens on November1 with coverage available as early as January 1, 2016. Open enrollment closes on January 31, 2016.
To enroll in the Marketplace, visit the Health Insurance Marketplace at www.HealthCare.gov.
Call 1-800-318-2596 if you have questions. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Connect with local enrollment assisters at localhelp.HealthCare.gov.
Our updated Health Care Law Toolkit includes key information about enrolling in health insurance during open enrollment. It also includes ideas for how you can get involved. These materials can also be used at enrollment events and for other education and outreach efforts. And don’t miss the webinars to learn more about how you can get involved.
We look forward to partnering with you in enrolling millions of people in the Marketplace!
Health Care Law Toolkit for Faith and Community-based Organizations
The 2016 Health Care Law Toolkit can help faith and community leaders learn and educate others about the health care law. These materials can be used at enrollment events and for other education and outreach efforts. Get the complete toolkit or download each section of the toolkit below:
- Key Information about the Health Care Law
- Quality, Affordable Health Care for our Neighbors
- How the Health Care Law Reflects Our Shared Values and Common Beliefs
- Call to Action: How You Can Get Involved
- How to Talk About the Health Care Law in Your Community
- Four-Step Guide to Planning a Health Care Enrollment Event
- Tools for Faith Weekends of Action
- Messages for Observances during Open Enrollment
- Use Brother2Brother to get men talking about health care and health insurance coverage
You may also want to use these outreach and education materials available through the Health Insurance Marketplace:
- Get Covered: A one-page guide to the Health Insurance Marketplace
- Apply for or Renew your Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage
- Marketplace Application Checklist
- Four Ways to Get Marketplace Coverage
- Five Steps to Staying Covered Through The Marketplace
- No computer? You can still get Marketplace Coverage
You can order health care law products like posters, applications and other materials.
Also, find health insurance applications in many languages.
The Health Care Law 101 Webinar Schedule
The HHS Partnership Center hosts a series of interactive webinars for you to learn more about how to enroll in health insurance and what to do now that you have coverage.
Additional Educational Materials
Educational materials on the health care law can be found at Marketplace.cms.gov. Applications for health insurance in multiple languages, fact sheets, articles, brochures, widgets and badges, talking points and other resources can be found there as well.
For people who are newly insured and looking for more information about what to do now that they have health insurance, a website has been created called From Coverage to Care. This tool highlights the eight steps that the newly insured person can take to live a long and healthy life. The website includes a Roadmap to Better Care and a Healthier You in eight languages, videos, a Discussion Guide for Community Partners, and an Enrollment Toolkit. The eight steps are available in a one-page roadmap format and are also broken down in greater detail in English and Spanish.
Order Coverage to Care materials like DVDs, posters, booklets and other materials for free from the website.
Links for More Information
www.HealthCare.gov - Information on the Health Insurance Marketplace; the website to enroll in health insurance.
www.CuidadoDeSalud.gov - Spanish language website providing information on the Health Insurance Marketplace; the website to enroll in health insurance.
CMS Health Insurance Marketplace - Resources on the Health Insurance Marketplace.
www.hhs.gov/healthcare - Social media on the health care law, including blogs, tweets and stories of people who now have health insurance.
The Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight - Public policy and program information on the health care law.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Public policy and program information on the health care law.
www.Medicaid.gov - Information on the Medicaid program that assists people with low incomes.
www.Medicare.gov - Information on the Medicare program that assists seniors and people with disabilities.
Health Resources and Services Administration - Information on how to locate a community health center.
Content last reviewed on November 13, 2015