Faith and Community Weeks of Action Toolkit
Faith and community-based organizations are hosting events across the country. This toolkit provides resources to help plan and host Health Insurance Marketplace outreach and enrollment events during Open Enrollment. Open Enrollment for 2017 is November 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017. The Marketplace helps individuals and families apply for and enroll in health coverage. People can learn if they’re eligible for coverage through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or for help paying for Marketplace coverage, depending on their household income.
Use this Faith and Community Week of Action Toolkit to make sure people in your community know about the health insurance options available to them or to host an outreach or enrollment event:
- Four-Steps to Host an Enrollment Event
- Faith Weekend of Action Flyer (to advertise the event)
- Bulletin Insert
- Talking Points
- Press Release
- Media Advisory
- Public Service Announcement
Contact these faith liaisons from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for help planning your outreach and enrollment event.
BOSTON - Region 1
Areas: ME, CT, MA, NH, RI, and VT
Attention: Jennifer Syria
NEW YORK - Region 2
Areas: NJ, NY, and the Virgin Islands
Attention: Lakezia Carmichael
For PR, email: Maria Martinez.
PHILADELPHIA - Region 3
Areas: PA, DE, DC, MD, VA, and WV
Attention: Beth Chalick-Kaplan and Phuong Tong
ATLANTA - Region 4
Areas: AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, and TN
Attention: Rhonda Hunter, Judy Weaver and Brenda Davalie
CHICAGO - Region 5
Areas: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI
Attention: Dell L. Gist
DALLAS - Region 6
Areas: TX, AR, LA, NM, and OK
Attention: Sylvia Garcia
KANSAS CITY - Region 7
Areas: IA, KS, MO, and NE
Attention: Nickolas Clasen and Ellisa Balch
DENVER - Region 8
Areas: CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, and WY
Attention: Gloria Baca
SAN FRANCISCO - Region 9
Areas: AZ, CA, NV, HI, and the western territories
Attention: Darryl Burton
SEATTLE - Region 10
Areas: AK, ID, OR, and WA
Attention: Darryl Means
For general information about Faith Weeks of Action, email Lisa Carr at Lisa.Carr@cms.hhs.gov.
For more information about the Marketplace, visit HealthCare.gov, or call the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596 (TTY: 855-889-4325) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Assistance is available in over 240 languages.
To view and print other Marketplace outreach and enrollment fact sheets, infographics, and other resources, visit Marketplace.cms.gov.