Enrollment Assistance

Reduced Funding for Navigators and Public Education Could Harm Nation’s Success in Covering Kids

No smart business stops investing in marketing and customer support when sales are down. But that’s exactly what the Trump administration is doing by cutting funding for advertising and navigators. The recent announcement that CMS is decreasing Healthcare.gov’s direct marketing budget by 90 percent and reducing funding to navigator entities by almost half is shortsighted for […]

What We’ve Learned: Helping Remaining Uninsured Obtain Health Coverage

By Benjamin Kerman and Annmarie Benedict, The Atlantic Philanthropies It’s been almost three years since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into full effect. During that time, 13 million people gained health insurance coverage. With open enrollment starting tomorrow, communities have another opportunity to extend the ACA’s benefits to the estimated 29 million Americans who […]

New Marketplace Research: Off-Marketplace Consumers and How Marketplace Enrollees Fare in Expansion and Nonexpansion States

Two new reports released this month on the Marketplace sparked our interest at CCF. The first, a brief from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, examined the population currently purchasing off-marketplace coverage. The authors estimate that about 6.9 million individuals purchase health insurance in the off-Marketplace individual market. About 2.5 million […]