Affordable Care Act

Overview

New Enrollment Resources!

Open enrollment has begun and it's already working to connect people with affordable, meaningful health insurance. To assist in providing information to patients and communities about the opportunity to obtain coverage during the second open enrollment period, CHA is providing new and updated resources from our partners at Enroll America. We hope you find these materials helpful as part of our shared commitment to expand quality, affordable health coverage to millions of uninsured people and their families.

Brochure
This consumer-friendly brochure is available to distribute in hospitals, clinics, schools and other places in your community. The brochures are an excellent way to quickly explain open enrollment and give people basic information to begin the process.

» Brochure English
» Brochure Spanish

Get Covered, Stay Covered Messaging
In addition to reaching out to new enrollees, these materials will help consumers who enrolled in marketplace coverage last year STAY covered.

  • Enroll America developed a helpful infographic that lays out the three simple steps to renewal to ensure consumers #StayCovered with the right amount of financial help and in a plan that meets their needs and budget.
  • Consider having appropriate staff join Enroll America's Communicators Program. Through this program, Enroll America provides trusted partners like hospitals with messaging resources and earned media best practices in reaching individuals effectively through press or in your own communications channels (websites, social media, newsletters etc.)

Certified Application Counselor Toolkit
In preparation for the next open enrollment period, Enroll America is working to help new and existing Certified Application Counselor (CAC) organizations identify individual CACs. Check out their CAC Organization Toolkit to learn how to become a CAC organization, recruit volunteers to serve as individual CACs and identify other community partners.

Presumptive Eligibility Toolkit
An oldie but a goodie, this toolkit provides hospital administrators with information and guidance on implementing the new presumptive eligibility option to enroll patients and their families likely eligible for Medicaid.

Healthcare in the Pulpit
Enroll America's Healthcare in the Pulpit program works to inspire people of faith to take action and get the word out about the new health insurance options made available by the Affordable Care Act. Enroll America is re-launching this program for the second open enrollment period with updated materials, webinars and on-the-ground events. Visit the program's homepage to learn more.

Health Insurance Literacy Resource Hub
Enroll America is actively collecting and cataloging helpful tools, factsheets, videos and strategies to help fill gaps in health insurance literacy among consumes and assisters. Visit the Health Insurance Literacy Hub to learn more.

Get the Word Out on Social Media
Change your organization's social media profile pictures to one of the #GetCovered #StayCovered icons. They're available in every color of the rainbow. Be sure to follow @EnrollAmerica and @GetCoveredUS on Twitter for up-to-date information throughout the second open enrollment period.

Connect with Enroll America in your State
View a list of contact information for key staff in your state. Enroll America operates a full grassroots campaign in 11 states but has key support staff serving every state of the country. Please consider them as a helpful resource.

More Information about Open Enrollment 2.0:

  • Stay connected with up-to-date information by signing up for Enroll America's newsletter at www.enrollamerica.org

Our Vision for U.S. Health Care — A Vision from Values

CHA and the Catholic health ministry have been working for decades on behalf of health reform that protects life and expands coverage to the greatest possible number of people in our country. In 2010, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law. While not perfect, it represents a good start toward providing access to everyone.

CHA continues to be actively engaged in health reform implementation as regulations are drafted to put the law into effect, and with efforts to enroll those newly eligible for health insurance. As this process unfolds, additional resources will be made available to help CHA members and others understand the Affordable Care Act and its implications.

Find additional information on advocacy and implementation and education and enrollment.


CHA Open Enrollment Summary Report

As the Affordable Care Act continues to be implemented and millions of uninsured people obtain affordable health insurance coverage, CHA has prepared a report summarizing the successful open enrollment period that concluded earlier this year. The report provides statistics and findings on enrollment and outreach, as well as a brief questionnaire to help health systems and hospitals identify gaps that still need to be filled and challenges yet to address. With the next open enrollment period set to begin in November, CHA's report may be helpful in planning grassroots and partnership activities that can further boost enrollment numbers.

View the report

Ready, Get Set, Enroll Reference Cards

As a complement to CHA’s recent "Ready, Get Set, Enroll!" video, this quick-reference card provides an overview of enrollment under the Affordable Care Act and provides helpful tips to hospital leaders and staff to enroll eligible people in health insurance coverage. Ideal for physicians, nurses, admissions’ offices, emergency departments, and as a handout to staff and patients. Sold in packs of 50. CHA Members receive the first two packs at no charge. Additional packs are $3.00 each.

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