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Outreach Materials of the Week: Widgets, 5 Steps to Staying Covered Promotional Materials, Korean Language Videos

The countdown to the Marketplace Open Enrollment continues. Here are new resources that we hope are helpful to you in your outreach efforts. Marketplace Widgets:  Including two newly created widgets for the Window Shopping Tool English: https://marketplace.cms.gov/outreach-and-education/mp-badges-english.html Spanish: https://marketplace.cms.gov/outreach-and-education/mp-badges-spanish.html (Spanish widgets expected to post this week. Please check back later in the week) 5 Steps […]

Marketplace Tool to Help Consumers Review Their Plan Options for 2015 Ahead of Open Enrollment

Beginning this week, consumers can visit the HealthCare.gov window shopping tool to review information on health insurance plans offered in their area, including information on covered benefits and physician and hospital networks.  There are  more plans on the market this year than there were last year.  After answering a few questions, such as place of residence […]

NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program opens Jan. 2015 – Have your facility eligibility reviewed Nov. 6-Dec. 2, 2014

The next NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program (LRP) Application Cycle is expected to open in January 2015. To expedite the application review process, potential applicants and facility administrators are encouraged to have the eligibility of their current facility location reviewed for participation in the NURSE Corps LRP Eligible NURSE Corps sites or Critical Shortage Facilities […]

CMS Renewal/Re-enrollment webinar on Wed., Nov. 12 at 11am CT (10am MT)

CMS Renewal/Re-enrollment webinar November 12th at 11am CST To join: https://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/cmsregion7partnertraining/ 1-877-267-1577 Meeting Number: 998 569 185 This webinar will contain much of the same information presented by the National CMS/CCIIO group, but this webinar will allow all assisters to ask their specific questions related to renewals/redeterminations.

Reaching and Assisting LGBT Communities in Nebraska webinar on Tues., Nov. 11 at 1pm CT (12noon MT)

Reaching and Assisting LGBT Communities in Nebraska Tuesday, November 11th at 1pm CST To register: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/t6bnauzr0r9z&eom This webinar is co-sponsored by Health Center Association of Nebraska (HCAN), Out2Enroll, and the National LGBT Health Education Center, provides CACs and Navigators with the tools they need to work effectively with LGBT Nebraskans and to help this underserved […]

Benefits Enrollment Center Grants from the National Council on Aging’s Center for Benefits Access – Due Nov. 21

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) GRANT INVITATION AND GRANT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS ISSUED BY: The National Council on Aging’s Center for Benefits Access Released October 27, 2014 Funding Opportunity Title: Benefits Enrollment Center Grants Grant Interest Area: All eligible agencies are encouraged to apply. We are most interested in geographic areas without a current Benefit Enrollment Center […]

How CACs Should Update Find Local Help

CMS is updating the certified application counselor (CAC) service locations on Find Local Help (FLH), and we need your help.  If you are a CAC, we request that you take a look at your CAC service location(s) and contact information and do the following: If [your organization] is still providing CAC services at the location(s) […]

NEW: 2015 Paper Applications Posted

On the Friday, October 31 assister webinar, CMS shared the latest information on the 2015 paper application forms for individuals and families.  All consumers applying for 2015 coverage should use the updated 2015 application, as it captures all of the information needed for the Marketplace to make an accurate eligibility determination.  Remember, the Marketplace prefers […]

The Health Center Association of Nebraska – Impacting Public Health by Fulfilling Its Mission

By Robbie Adams, Communications Manager, HCAN Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) serve over 22 million people in more than 9,000 sites across urban, suburban, and rural America. FQHCs are particularly adept at reducing health disparities by breaking down barriers to health care such as lack of providers, lack of culturally appropriate health services, and unaffordability. Since […]