Entries by HCAN

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Today is National Voter Registration Day!

Today, September 25th, we celebrate National Voter Registration Day. National Voter Registration Day is a day of action before state deadlines begin in October. Last year, millions of Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. This upcoming Midterm elections are especially important for Nebraska. On November 6th, […]

Envolve Vision Van returns to Nebraska!

The Envolve Vision Van stopped in Omaha and Lincoln, June 21st and 22nd, providing 108 Nebraskans with FREE vision screenings, and access to prescription and/or reading glasses. The “SeeMore” Vision Van, a collaboration between Envolve and the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU), visited six Nebraska Community Health Centers in the last nine months […]

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Giving Days happening in May!

May is here, which means warmer weather is on its way, and school is almost out of session for summer break!  But it also marks the annual kickoff of a very important season of giving  – Nebraska’s Community Giving Days.  During specific days in the month, communities all around the state rally around hundreds of […]

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The Open Enrollment concert rocked!

The Certified Application Counselors (CACs) and other assisters throughout the state of Nebraska rocked Open Enrollment 5! The concert was executed smoothly with a nice balance of lights to complement the music. How many consumers enrolled? This year, 88,213 Nebraskans signed up for health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Why is this a big […]

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Time to Rock Enrollments

          What does rock have to do with enrollments? Everything. Yes, everything. Hear me out. Background Here at HCAN, I have been rocking out to new information at the federal level and providing updates to the Certified Application Counselors (CACs) in a timely manner. Back in September, there was a 1½ […]

HCAN CEO addresses the Health Center Funding Cliff

Healthcare has dominated much of the political and public debate in the last twelve months.  Repeal, replace, subsidies, CSRs, who’s in and who’s out of the Marketplace, how many insurers are in a given county.  With the introduction of the Graham-Cassidy bill last week, there is one more attempt to fundamentally change how healthcare is […]

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New Special Enrollment Confirmation Process Announced

On February 24, 2016, CMS announced a new Special Enrollment Confirmation Process. Once the new Special Enrollment Confirmation Process is implemented, all consumers applying through the most common HealthCare.gov special enrollment periods (SEPs) will be directed to submit documentation to verify their eligibly to use an SEP. CMS will then review the documents to ensure consumers […]

Tax Season Spotlight

NOTE: This version of the assister newsletter revises the Tax Season Spotlight where the hyperlinks to resources were initially defective. This tax season, the Marketplace and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have told consumers that they must have had Minimal Essential Coverage (MEC) to avoid paying the penalty for the 2015 benefit year. If a consumer […]