Web Briefing about ACA Open Enrollment

Web Briefing: What Should Consumers Know about ACA Open Enrollment in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina?

Consumers will see fundamental differences this year when it comes to signing up for 2018 Affordable Care Act marketplace insurance, from a shorter open enrollment period to regular planned outages at Healthcare.gov. What’s more, fewer people will be available to help consumers understand the costs and benefits of different plans, due to federal funding reductions to navigator programs.

On Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 at 12:00 pm ET, the Kaiser Family Foundation will hold a web briefing focusing on key information for individuals shopping for marketplace coverage in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

The session will offer a framework for understanding premiums and financial assistance in marketplaces in these three states, along with an overview of how many insurers are offering plans. It will outline important new rules that could affect coverage for individuals and their families, and will provide state-specific insights on what consumers can expect and where they can go for help.

Questions from the audience are encouraged.

Panelists will include:

  • Karen Pollitz, senior fellow at the Kaiser Family Foundation;
  • Jennifer Tolbert, director of state health reform and associate director of the Foundation’s Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured;
  • Sarah Sessoms, executive director, Insure Georgia;
  • Jennifer Simmons, navigator project director, North Carolina Navigator Consortium, Legal Aid of North Carolina; and
  • Shelli D. Quenga, director of programs, Palmetto Project, South Carolina.

RSVP for the Web Briefing Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Menlo Park, California.