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Happy New Year + A Special Announcement


Happy New Year from GEAR and Georgians for a Healthy Future!

2016We hope that everyone had a happy, healthy and relaxing holidays! Congratulations on all of the hard work you have done for the past two months helping over half a million Georgians enroll in coverage. There’s a little less than a month left of open enrollment and we’re GEARing up for the final push!





Special Announcement!

Join us for the ACA Stakeholder call today at 1pm with Kevin Counihan, CEO of healthcare.gov! We want to make sure that Georgia is well represented with a strong attendance. We know that everyone is busy, but this is a great chance to connect with a top official. Click here to  register for the call.



Shout Out to Georgia’s Rock Star Assisters!

Congratulations to Amalia Benvenutti and Amber Higgins from InsureGA for being among In the Loop’s “Looper Rock Stars”! The rock stars are nominated by fellow In the Looper’s for going above and beyond the call of duty. Here’s what their peers had to say about Amalia and Amber:

“Amalia goes above and beyond for her consumers and her fellow navigators. This is our first year at our organization and she’s helped over 100 consumers in Georgia. She is very knowledgeable and I couldn’t think of anyone better that deserves the honor.”

“Because Amber was one of the first regional navigators with our organization to be licensed for OE 3, she has been assigned events and tasks to assist others outside of her designated region. I am very fortunate to be colleagues with such a professional and caring person.”



Resource Highlight – Families USA’s “Follow-up: Increase Your Impact and Keep Them Coming Back” Webinar

With less than a month left in open enrollment, follow-up with consumers is especially vital to make sure people enroll and pay their premium. Families USA hosted a webinar to discuss best practices to make sure that both consumers and enrollment assisters are follow-up with each other after an enrollment appoint. We know that everyone’s time is tight, but the webinar is fairly short and very informative, so take a moment to check it out (you may even see a familiar name).


New Marketplace Resources


A Tune-Up on Eligibility Rules and Application Process for Families with Immigrants

Georgetown University Center for Children and Families


The Catalog of Assister Promising Practices



The ACA and Tax Filing for Married, Separated, and Abandoned Spouses 

In the Loop