THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING OUR 2ND ANNUAL ENROLLMENT SUMMIT!
Georgians for a Healthy Future would like to thank everyone who attended our 2nd annual enrollment summit, Getting Georgia Covered: How Consumer and Assister Experiences Can Increase Enrollment and Inform Policy. We had individual breakout sessions for both assisters and advocates and each group discussed best practices for informing policy. The enrollment breakout enjoyed a lively conversation and we appreciated everyone’s feedback on the collaborating roles of assisters and advocates. At the event, GHF released our new policy report, Getting Georgia Covered: What We Can Learn from Consumer and Assister Experiences During the Third Open Enrollment. This report identifies key themes in consumer and assister experiences during the 2016 open enrollment period; describes best practices for outreach, enrollment, and reaching eligible Georgians who remain uninsured; and identifies policy opportunities to increase enrollment, improve access to care, and address affordability issues.
KUDOS TO THE TEAMWORK ON SECTION 1557 ACRONYMS: NOC-DARS AND SILVER
Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in all health programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), are administered through HHS, or are established under Title 1 of the Affordable Care Act. Kudos to veteran navigator Vincent Spann with GAPHC who introduced these acronyms at the enrollment assister and direct service provider breakout session during this month’s enrollment summit. These acronyms can help assisters understand and identify the discrimination types and report the incident correctly.
NOC-DARS: Discrimination Types
NO – National Origin
C – Color
D – Disability
A – Age
R – Race
S – Sex
SILVER: Reporting Discrimination
S – State where the event took place
I – Institution involved
L – List details
V – Violation Type
E – Evidence
R – Representative involved
If you know someone who has experienced discrimination, please let us know. GHF has partnered with Georgia Equality and the Health Initiative to help Georgians who have faced discrimination and prevent it from happening again. Click here for more details.
Healthcare Value 101: An Introduction or Refresher on Healthcare Cost and Quality Issues
Healthcare Value Hub; September 16, 2016
This webinar from Consumers Union will explore the major drivers of healthcare, how healthcare costs can be minimized, and value increased. This will be a good resource for enrollment assisters to learn more about healthcare value and how it affects consumers. Assisters may also be able to identify healthcare cost related issues and potential ways to work with advocates for addressing consumer concerns and inform policy.
Get Insured. Stay Insured Videos
Georgians for a Healthy Future
GHF recently released this five-part video which walks through questions consumers may have when enrolling in health insurance such as why is health insurance necessary and what plan is the best. It also goes through post-enrollment questions such as how to use health insurance and how to find a doctor. This is a great tool for enrollment assisters to use for outreach.
MEET THE GEAR TEAM
Pranay Rana is a certified enrollment assister and is GHF’s Consumer Education and Enrollment Specialist. Whitney Griggs is our Outreach & Engagement Manager. Together they manage the GEAR Network. Have a question you’d love to see GEAR address? Let them know!MORE >