The Affordable Care Act and Your Community
Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace opens on November 15 with coverage available as early as January 1, 2015. Open enrollment closes on February 15, 2015. The Medicaid program, which assists people with low incomes, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program are open for enrollment year round. To enroll in the Marketplace, visit HealthCare.gov, call 1-800-318-2596 24 hours a day, seven days a week (The TTY number is 1-855-889-4325), or go to Find Local Help to find a list of Navigators and Assisters who can help you enroll.
Below is our Affordable Care Act toolkit and further down the page you will find our ACA webinars. Read our fact sheet on How the Health Care Law Helps Your Community and our fact sheet on How to Access Health Insurance and Services in Your Community. Join one of our webinars to learn how to enroll in health insurance, new websites and tools that are available to explain the health care law to others, and have your questions answered about the health care law.
Join us in sharing the good news about the Health Insurance Marketplace on social media. “Like” us on Facebook and share our posts. Re-tweet our info-graphics and other informative posts on Twitter. And share our You Tube videos that explain the health care law in easy-to-understand terms. Finally, if you have enrolled in the Health Insurance Marketplace and it has benefitted you, please share your story on our Story Banking Website.
Finally, sign up for the HHS Partnership Center newsletter by entering your email address and sign up for our ACA Stakeholder Update by emailing ACA101 at hhs (dot) gov and include ACA Stakeholder Update Sign Up in the subject line.
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
This toolkit will help faith and community leaders learn and educate others about the health care law. These materials can be used as bulletin inserts, at enrollment events and for other education and outreach efforts.
- ACA Fact Sheet for Faith and Community Leaders
- How to Access Health Insurance and Services in your Community
- Four Ways to Get Marketplace Coverage
- Five Steps to Staying Covered Through The Marketplace
- Four-Step Guide to Planning a Health Care Enrollment Event
- ACA Talking Points for Faith and Community-based Organizations
- Call to Action
- What You Can Do To Help People Who Are Uninsured
- The Affordable Care Act Made Simple
- Quality, Affordable Health Care for our Neighbors
- How the Health Care Law reflects our Shared Values and Common Beliefs
Download a condensed version of this health care law toolkit.
Find more ACA outreach and educational materials.
To order posters, applications and other materials on the health care law from http://productordering.cms.hhs.gov
Looking for applications for health insurance in many languages? Get them through this page in CMS Marketplace Website
Faith Weekend of Action/Second Sunday Toolkit
The HHS Partnership Center and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services created the Faith Weekend of Action/Second Sunday Toolkit for faith and community organizations.
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.
The Small Business Administration hosts webinars on the health care law and how it helps nonprofit organizations and small businesses enroll their employees in health insurance.
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 new website has been created called From Coverage to Care. The website includes videos and a booklet in English and Spanish with eight steps that the newly insured person can take to live a long and healthy life.
To order From Coverage to Care materials, go to http://marketplace.cms.gov/outreach-and-education/order-coverage-to-care-materials.html.
Information on the Navigators, Certified Assistance Counselors, In-Person Assisters, Educator Programs
Certified Application Counselor (CAC) Program
- Fact sheets on How to Become a Certified Application Counselor (CAC)
- Apply to become a Certified Application Counselor organization
- More information on the CAC program
Champion for Coverage Program
- Learn more about becoming a Champion for Coverage
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.
http://marketplace.cms.gov - 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.
www.cciio.cms.gov - Public policy and program information on the health care law.
www.cms.gov - Public policy and program information on the health care law.
www.HRSA.gov - Information on how to locate a community health center.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions on the Affordable Care Act: