Navigator Grant Award Means New Positions Open!
Covering Kids & Families was awarded a federal Navigator grant of $438,136 under the Affordable Care Act to lead the 2015 Health Insurance Marketplace outreach and enrollment activities of the Southern Wisconsin Navigator Collaborative, covering Milwaukee, Kenosha, Racine, Walworth, Rock, Dane, Green, Lafayette, Iowa, Richland and Grant counties.
There is a navigator position open at the CKF office on the UW-Madison campus in Madison, and partners Racine/Kenosha Community Action Agency (RKCAA) in Kenosha, Community Action, Inc. of Rock and Walworth Counties in Beloit, and Southwest Community Action Program (SWCAP) in Dodgeville are also hiring. Take a look at the position descriptions and consider applying.
Read more about our grant here.
Wisconsin's 2014 Enrollment Conference Webpage Open!
Join colleagues and experts at this statewide event on October 21 and 22 in Wausau, Wisconsin, to:
- prepare enrollment assisters, health care providers, and Regional Enrollment Networks (RENs) for the next health insurance Open Enrollment Period, and
- assure that Wisconsin residents get covered and stay covered.
Tracks for new enrollment assisters and seasoned experts. The Pre-Licensing Track will partially fulfill certification education requirements.
Registration is now open! Registration early bird rate is $50. After September 30, the registration rate is $75.
Pick It Apart to Pick Your Plan
Covering Kids & Families staff have developed a handout for partners to use when talking to consumers about picking a health insurance plan. The resource uses the healthcare.gov/find-premium-estimates/ plan template to explain what the insurance terms and benefits mean. Use the Pick It Apart to Pick Your Plan handout the next time you help someone through the health plan choosing process.
New Materials for Special Enrollment Periods
With just about 3 months until open enrollment starts on November 15, 2014, many people think they can't get insurance until then. But, there are many situations that allow an uninsured person to enroll in a Marketplace plan under a Special Enrollment Period or SEP. Use this new handy chart to help determine when someone might be eligible for a SEP. Promote these opportunities to your clients and members with this simple 8.5" x 11" poster: Milwaukee SEP poster or Wisconsin SEP poster.
Important Updates for Immigrants from CKF and CMS
First, update your resource materials by downloading the updated Health Insurance Options for Immigrants to review the nuances of insurance choices and eligibility.
Then, download this CMS newsrelease urging consumers who have not yet responded to requests for additional documentation to act now and submit supporting documents by September 30 or their Marketplace coverage will end on September 30.
Webinar: Helping Wisconsin Kids Get Covered: Connecting to Health Coverage through Schools
Review this nationally broadcast webinar to learn more about engaging schools in health insurance outreach to make sure kids are covered. Learn about relationship building, determining and implementing outreach strategies, collecting and using data, and various other tools. Or, download the PowerPoint Presentation.
Remember - BadgerCare+ Enrollment is Open All Year 'Round
Even though open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace is closed (except for special enrollment situations) eligible children and families can always enroll in BadgerCare+ at access.wi.gov.
Here's a new Fact Sheet to help share the details.
BadgerCare+ Health Coverage. This fact sheet includes the map of all the Wisconsin IM Consortia for easy reference.
10 Cambios Importantes Acerca De BadgerCare+
Thanks to our CKF staff and our partner Centro Hispano in Milwaukee, we have 10 Things to Know About BadgerCare+ Changes in 2014 available in Spanish: 10 Cambios Importantes Acerca De BadgerCare+.
CKF Publishes New Fact Sheets
With a national focus on making sure young adults are aware of both the legal requirement to have health insurance and the importance of health insurance, CKF has created a fact sheet focusing on options for this group. Download the English version: Health Insurance Options for Young Adults.
Or, our new Spanish edition: Seguro de salud: Opciones para los jóvenes.
As people join our communities from all over the world, they, too, have additional options for health coverage. Health Insurance Options for Immigrants lays out the plans and key eligibility threshholds.