Disability Inclusion Resources: ACA Open Enrollment Period

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) began November 1, 2016 at healthcare.gov. There are several resources, which can support local health departments and partner agencies to employ inclusive measures ensuring all community members, including individuals with disabilities are able to participate in the open enrollment period.

The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities created a brochure entitled “Time to Check Your Health Insurance” to promote open enrollment among people with disabilities. While, the National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative developed additional resources for healthcare insurance marketplace navigators to improve disability literacy for assisting individuals with disabilities with enrollment.

About Anastasia Sonneman

Anastasia Sonneman serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in environmental health, health and disability, and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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