CHA News Article

CHA Provides Weekly Strategies for Hospitals During Open Enrollment

Hospitals are leaders in helping Californians enroll — and stay enrolled — in health coverage. Because ongoing debate at the federal level about the Affordable Care Act has left many Californians uncertain about the future of health insurance marketplaces, this year’s open enrollment period is more crucial than ever. Covered California’s open enrollment began Nov. 1 and will continue through Jan. 31, 2018, but consumers need to sign up by Dec. 15 to ensure coverage starting in January.

To facilitate hospitals’ efforts this year, CHA is launching a weekly series of strategies for helping patients obtain coverage through the Covered California marketplace and the Medi-Cal program. The attached summary explains how the strategies have been developed and how hospitals can apply them, and includes updates on health insurance coverage in California. Tomorrow’s CHA News will include the first of seven strategies, with weekly installments to follow. The complete strategy series, as it is published, will also be available at CHA’s dedicated web page.