Presentation on theme: "Getting Florida Covered: Getting Florida Covered: Effective Strategies for Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace Jodi A. Ray, MA Project Director."— Presentation transcript:
Getting Florida Covered: Getting Florida Covered: Effective Strategies for Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace Jodi A. Ray, MA Project Director Florida Covering Kids & Families University of South Florida Tampa, FL Families USA Health Action 2014 Building the Best Enrollment Assistance Program – Panel Presentation January 23, 2014 Washington, D.C.
Objectives USF’s role in the Health Insurance Marketplace Rate of uninsured in Florida; opportunities and challenges Managing consumer expectations Outreach and education
USF’s Role in the Marketplace 8/15/13, awarded $4.2M grant to perform Navigator duties: Enrollment Outreach Education 10 consortium partners Covers 64 of 67 counties in FL
Priorities for Successful Outreach in FL Outreach is results driven and connected to actual enrollment Use relevant messages for specific target populations Partners use sound data demonstrating connection Partners share best practices and lessons learned for potential replication
Managing Consumer Expectations Methods of enrollment Healthcare.gov Phone Paper application Enrollment process Create an account Complete an application Review eligibility results and QHPs 2 nd appointment for QHP enrollment Application “stuck” Ability to remove application and start over Paying 1 st premium Must make 1 st premium payment before coverage can begin The Medicaid gap <100% FPL, resource manual http://issuu.com/lkuznia/docs/updated_resource_manualhttp://issuu.com/lkuznia/docs/updated_resource_manual
Engaging Communities Health & Human Services/Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Enroll America CHIP and Medicaid state agencies FQHC’s Faith-based organizations United Ways Healthy Start Coalitions Health Planning Councils Businesses Labor Unions
Tips and Tricks Use resources: Navigator SOP; Help Desk; Healthcare.gov FAQs; CMS Marketplace Weekly Friday Webinars and Blogs; Other Navigators Contact Contract Manager When in doubt, try removing the application and starting over. If trying to link phone Application ID # to online account, online account (username and password) may need to be established for at least 24 hours before it can link up to an existing App ID #. (Prompt consumers to do this ahead of appointment if appropriate.) Casework vs. Advanced Resolution: For consumers who had problems with the website and were unable to submit an application and missed deadlines for enrollment/coverage, call the Help Desk and request Casework. ARS is still for website and application glitches.
More tips... If you are receiving a verification error at the end of the application requiring you to sign, save and return later to the application: First attempt to remove and resubmit the application If you receive the same error message, contact the call center and tell them that you are having issues with completing the application online. Ask the CSR if they are able to complete the application via phone on their end. If the CSR is unable to do anything with the current application, ask them to begin a new phone application and proceed to erase the online application so that there is not any confusion about which application is being used. If a consumer with a green card/permanent legal resident status cannot be verified and you get the message that states that the issue will be resolved in 24 hours, call the Navigator Helpline and have them to do a new application for the consumer and sync the completed phone application with the online account. The call center has the ability to skip the “optional” portion of entering the consumer’s Alien Number and Card #. If you attempt to do this, you will not be able to move forward in the application If you contact the Navigator Helpline, but you are unable to get the application submitted online because their system is experiencing errors, politely end your conversation with the CSR and call back. Someone at the call center CAN get the application through. ** You may need to call the Navigator Helpline multiple times until you receive a CSR that can assist you. In any case, remember to be polite and professional despite the disposition of the CSR.**
Total consumers reached through outreach and Navigator meetings: 72,163 Outreach events: 842 Number attending outreach events: 67,227 Number of Navigator Enrollment Appointments with Consumers: 4,936 Number of HHS trained and FL registered Navigators: 92 Covers 64 of 67 counties – approx. 66% of entire Florida uninsured population * The number of appointments has nearly doubled each month over the previous month from October through December. The jump in people who received assistance selecting and/or enrolling in a QHP jumped significantly between November and December. YTD Numbers