What CILs and CIL Consumers Need to Know about Health Insurance Open Enrollment (1 Hour)

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Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL)

About the Training

Originally provided as a webinar, this training addresses 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 training will help you make those decisions. Through this training, 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 training useful in doing both.

Target Audience

CIL executive directors, program managers, and IL services and advocacy staff.

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This training is sponsored by the Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL). Visit the CHRIL website at https://www.chril.org. THE CHRIL is led by Washington State University with partners at the University of Kansas, George Mason University and ILRU.