October 19, 2018





In This Issue
Fast Facts
Administration Seeks Drug Price Transparency in Ads
Healthcare Happy Hour: NAHU's Coalition Efforts to Oppose Single-Payer and Medicare-for-All
State Spotlight: Michigan Pursuing Outcomes-Based Contracts with Drug Manufacturers in Medicaid
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Did You Miss Yesterday’s Compliance Corner Webinar on Level Funding?
Register Now for Next Week’s Webinar on Healthcare Cost Containment
Get Social for This Year's Open Enrollment & Broker Training
HUPAC Roundup
What We’re Reading
Tools
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Get Social for This Year's Open Enrollment & Broker Training
Did you take part in NAHU’s Social Media Day on Wednesday? If not, it’s not too late to get social for this open-enrollment season and spread the word on the value of agents.

NAHU encourages members to use the hashtags #AgentsAreTheAnswer, #OpenEnrollment and #NAHU, this way all posts and tweets with the same hashtag will appear together when searched and will help increase the odds of consumers viewing this topic.

NAHU has developed sample social media posts to promote the role of agents in Medicare’s annual election period, the marketplace open enrollment, and for employers. More information is available on how to set up a Twitter page and how to tweet, as well as how to create and post to a Facebook account.

Medicare-Specific Social Media Posts

Medicare's Annual Election Period begins this week! Choosing the right coverage can be challenging. We are here to help you find a plan that fits your needs. #AgentsAreTheAnswer #OpenEnrollment #NAHU
Agent-Finder (Link to your website)Not sure if you should sign up for Traditional Medicare or Medicare Advantage? We can help! #AgentsAreTheAnswer #OpenEnrollment #NAHU
Agent-Finder (Link to your website)
 
Medicare's Annual Election Period ends December 7. We can help you find the right plan at the right price. #AgentsAreTheAnswer #OpenEnrollment #NAHU
Agent-Finder (Link to your website)

ACA-Specific Social Media Posts
Confused by health insurance? We can help! #AgentsAreTheAnswer #OpenEnrollment #NAHU
Agent-Finder (Link to your website) Experience counts, and we have it.  Call us for help finding your 2019 health insurance choices! #AgentsAreTheAnswer #OpenEnrollment #NAHU
Agent-Finder (Link to your website)Open enrollment goes through December 15! Agents and brokers can help you find a plan that fits your needs and budget. #AgentsAreTheAnswer #OpenEnrollment #NAHU
Agent-Finder (Link to your website)

Business owners, your bottom line is our primary focus, we can help you find a benefits package to suit the needs of your company and your employees. #AgentsAreTheAnswer #OpenEnrollment #NAHU
Agent-Finder (Link to your website)
 
Wondering whether your premiums will rise in 2019? Ask us for help. #AgentsAreTheAnswer #OpenEnrollment #NAHU
Agent-Finder (Link to your website)

As a reminder, all agents and brokers must complete the federal marketplace registration and training in order to assist consumers with enrollment through HealthCare.gov beginning on November 1. Agents and brokers who successfully completed plan-year 2018 registration can only assist consumers through October 31, 2018, when plan-year 2018 agreements expire. Agents and brokers must complete plan-year 2019 registration and training to be able to assist consumers with 2018 coverage during November and December 2018, or to help consumers enroll for the first time or re-enroll in coverage for plan-year 2019. To access resources for agents and brokers on working in the health insurance marketplace and the Small Business Health Options Program, visit CMS.gov.

Additionally, the DC Health Link Broker Training is now available for brokers participating in the DC marketplace. This required training will help brokers understand how the new DC Health Care Marketplace will work. Since the DC Healthcare Marketplace will be the primary place where people access coverage in the District of Columbia, it’s very important that brokers understand key points about what is needed to assist their clients. Course materials are offered in an online format. As brokers go throughout the course, they will have quiz questions that will serve as touch points so they are able to understand important concepts associated with a particular session. The sessions are divided into five parts.

This program also offers continuing education credits that will apply to Maryland and District of Columbia resident license holders only, following completion of a final exam.

The training is free for DC, MD and VA residents. Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to purchase and access the DC Health Link Broker Training in the Online Learning Institute.
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