Affordable Care Act (ACA)

On October 1st, the Healthcare.gov website went live! The initial enrollment period ended March 31, 2014, but people with qualifying life events may be able to enroll between now and when the next open enrollment period commences October 1, 2014 (see third bullet below).

Resources for Wisconsin Regional AHEC Centers:

  • Curriculum and related resources from the National AHEC Organization
  1. Keep in mind the Marketplace Curriculum contains approved materials. DO NOT MODIFY. For other questions about the slides, check out the Curriculum FAQs.
  2. One of the ways you can complete the project is by handing out the self-study guide to professionals. Find out what kind of CE credit is involved and answers to other CE Self-Study Guide FAQs.
  3. Complete set of resources from the NAO:
  • Resources from Covering Kids and Families - Wisconsin

    • Affordable Care Act - overview presentation. General overview webinar presented by Covering Kids and Families for AHEC 2014 summer interns in CHIP - community health internship program.
    • Many useful fact sheets from Covering Kids & FamiliesAdditional Resources

    Resources from the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA):  Workshops, Webinars, Outreach and Consumer Assistance

    • HRSA Provider Marketplace Toolkit.  This toolkit includes materials that clinicians and health care administrators can use to learn more about the Marketplace and educate patients about their new health care options, how insurance works, and the benefits of having insurance. It also includes information about the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP).

    Ten Things Providers Need to Know and 10 Things To Tell Your Patients — These documents from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) give providers a quick rundown of the most important things to know and share with patients about the Affordable Care Act.

    Wisconsin Regional Enrollment Network: find help right in your community

Additional Resources

Wisconsin AHEC has compiled resources to assist Wisconsin health professionals and concerned community members who are implementing the Affordable Care Act and/or facilitating Health Exchange insurance signups. As additional information becomes available, we will continue to add links below.