The 2015 Open Enrollment Period has ended. The 2016 Marketplace Open Enrollment period will begin November 1, 2015 and continue through January 31, 2016.
Between the 2015 and 2016 Open Enrollment periods, there are Special Enrollment Periods (SEPs) available for some individuals to sign up for coverage in the marketplace. SEPs are permitted for individuals with extenuating circumstances surrounding tax filing, as well as for individuals with qualifying life events. To learn more about SEPs and find out if you, or someone you know, qualify for a SEP, visit Healthcare.gov.
Women as Health Care Decision-Makers: Implications for Health Care Coverage in the United States
The Marketplace and the Safety Net has what you need to know about the health insurance Marketplace, essential health benefits, private insurance market reforms and essential community providers.
Partnering with Community Health Centers on Outreach and Enrollment Activities (PDF - 100 KB) tells you how you can work with HRSA-supported health centers to educate and consumers.
Rock Enroll kicks off open enrollment at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with the HRSA administrator
Nurses Matter national nursing call features the HHS Secretary, HRSA Administrator and four nurses who outline their successful outreach and education efforts
Includes resources and materials you can use to learn more about the Marketplace and the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) and to educate patients about health insurance and their options.
Affordable Care Act Basics
Overview of the Health Insurance Marketplace
Health Insurance Marketplace: 10 Things Providers Need to Know (PDF - 173 KB)
How the Health Care Law Benefits You
Affordable Care Act State Fact Sheets
Key Dates for the Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment (PDF - 354 KB)
Resources to Help Consumers Apply and Enroll through the Marketplace (PDF - 503 KB)
Patient Handouts and Education
What You Should Know About Seeing Your Doctor (PDF - 133 KB)
About the Health Insurance Marketplace
Comparing Health Plans
Important Health Insurance Marketplace Dates
Overview of the SHOP Marketplace
How to Choose Health Insurance for your Business
Health Care Changes Wizard
Engaging Safety Net Providers in Expanded Coverage: Tips on Enhancing Billing Capacities (PDF – 375 KB)
Building Safety Net Billing Capacity: State Support for a Solid Foundation
Essential Community Providers
Essential Community Providers: Tips to Connect with Marketplace Plans (PDF – 289 KB)
Training and Education
Getting Ready for the Health Insurance Marketplace Toolkit for Behavioral Health Providers
Preventive Services for Adults: New and Important Changes in Covered Services
Health Care Providers' Role in Screening and Counseling for Interpersonal and Domestic Violence
Talking With Patients About the Affordable Care Act: Coverage to Care
Talking With Patients About the Affordable Care Act: Making the Most of the Marketplace
The Affordable Care Act, Your Patients, and You: Test Your Knowledge
Women's Health and the Affordable Care Act: What's Covered
Talking With Patients About the Affordable Care Act: Preventive Services for the Family
Talking with Patients about the Affordable Care Act -- Why Insurance Matters
Talking with Patients about the Affordable Care Act: Protecting Access to Care for Serious Illness
Best Practices in Rural Outreach and Enrollment (PDF - 292 KB)
Best practices from HRSA grantees:
Instances for Special Enrollment Periods (SEPs) (PDF - 75 KB)