CHA News Article

Covered California Offers Open Enrollment Toolkit for Hospitals
Open enrollment begins Nov. 1 and lasts through Jan. 31, 2016

CHA and Covered California are joining together to ask for hospitals’ continued assistance in helping ensure that all patients understand the health coverage options available to them through the Covered California marketplace. In addition, Covered California has developed a toolkit for hospitals, offering ready-to-use information to share with patients. The attached letter contains links to a variety of toolkit resources, including an open enrollment fact sheet, as well as flyers on the financial assistance available through the Covered California marketplace and steps patients can take to apply for coverage.

For hospitals that have confirmed contracts with a Covered California plan serving the individual market, Covered California has provided an “I’m In” placard to prominently display so that patients know the hospital is participating in one or more of Covered California’s plans. Covered California urges hospitals to consider other ways to promote open enrollment in their communities, such as through social media, by including information in community newsletters, participating in local press events or partnering to promote enrollment events.

In the last two years, California hospitals have played a vital role in communicating with patients about their health coverage options. California hospitals will continue to lead the way in assisting patients with eligibility and information during the open enrollment period from Nov. 1, 2015, through Jan. 31, 2016.