Oct 25 2017
CHRIL Presents... What CILs and CIL Consumers Need to Know
about Health Insurance Open Enrollment
October 31, 2017
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Plan to attend an important and timely webinar on open enrollment for health coverage on October 31, 2017 from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Visit the website to view the instructions for joining!
Open enrollment for health insurance begins next month. For 2018 coverage, enrollment runs from November 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017.
The webinar will address what CILs need to know to assist consumers to enroll or re-enroll for health insurance. Despite some misconceptions, health insurance is still available. Many persons with disabilities will want to arrange for coverage for 2018 through the "marketplace" at https://www.healthcare.gov/.
CILs and other community organizations can be a valuable resource for persons with disabilities as they make important decisions about the coverage they purchase. This webinar will help you make those decisions. Through this webinar, you will learn:
How to help persons with disabilities considering enrollment make important decisions about the coverage they choose-reviewing benefits, weighing benefits and costs, and other purchasing strategies.
How to help persons with disabilities avoid purchasing mistakes.
How to help persons with disabilities identify significant subsidies that can lessen the cost of premiums.
How to find additional information on coverage and enrollment-information you can use and that you can share with consumers.
What the impact of recent executive actions will have on enrollment and health plans and what those changes mean for persons with disabilities.
Again, coverage will still be available. You will need to know how to help consumers make important decisions and how to navigate the healthcare.gov/ enrollment site. You will find this webinar useful in doing both.
This webinar is sponsored by the Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL). The presenter for this webinar is Karl Cooper of the American Association on Health & Disability (AAHD). Karl is the Director of Public Health Programs at AAHD where he has overseen the National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative. THE CHRIL is led by Washington State University with partners at the University of Kansas, George Mason University and ILRU.
There is no charge to participate in this presentation.