The Affordable Care Act and Your Community
Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace begins on November 1st and closes on January 31, 2017. Coverage is available as early as January 1, 2017. The Medicaid program, which assists people with low incomes, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) 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 (TTY number is 1-855-889-4325)
- Find Local Help to see a list of Navigators and Assisters who can help you enroll
Share the good news about open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace in your community and on social media.
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 2017 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:
The materials for the 2017 Health Care Law Toolkit below 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.
- Key Information about the Health Care Law
- Call to Action: How You Can Get Involved
- How to Talk About the Health Care Law in Your Community
- Use Brother2Brother to get men talking about health care and health insurance coverage
You can also check out the Tools for Faith Weeks of Action for how to be involved in our days of action happening on November 11-13, December 19-24, and January 16-29.
Your community can also help us spread the word about the importance of men’s health and enrolling by taking a picture that weekend wearing blue and sharing your photo on social media using the hashtag #LadiesWearBlue. To support men’s health and encourage the guys in our lives to enroll, we are asking ladies to wear blue at services in faith and community settings during the weekend of November 11th through the 13th. Download this flyer to spread the word in your community.
More resources are available through the official Marketplace information source for assisters and outreach partners. There you’ll find information about assister programs and tools to help existing and new Health Insurance Marketplace consumers. You can order health care law products like posters, applications, and other materials. Also, you can 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.