With just one month left in the second round of enrollment for the Marketplace to get health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act, the Diverse Elders Coalition is launching “Sign Up Before the Time’s Up”- a mini campaign for ACA enrollment.
Until the February 15 deadline, new participants can sign up for health care coverage in the Marketplace. Those that are currently receiving health care coverage in the exchange can make adjustments to their plans. Note that American Indians/ Alaska Natives that are members of federally recognized tribes are not subject to deadlines and can enroll at any time.
The DEC and its members have been hard at work at state and federal levels raising awareness about the ACA and its importance for elders of color, American Indian/ Alaska Native elders, and elders who are LGBT. In this round of enrollment, this campaign includes three components:
• Updated Web Site: The DEC web site includes new information about this round of enrollment, including a new flyer with updated information about enrollment for diverse elders and information for people with HIV/AIDS;
• Social Media: Our #signupb4timesup emphasizes the urgency of enrolling now before “time’s up” on February 15; and
• Partnership: Support from DEC members, our friends, and other stakeholders will help amplify the message to get the word out
What Can You Do?
• Get Informed: Check out our web site and find out more about the new round of enrollment and what’s at stake for our communities;
• “Like” and Post: Help expand our social media presence by sharing our #signupb4timesup content on Facebook and Twitter with your networks; and
• Get Engaged: Tell your friends, families, colleagues, and communities about the importance of getting health care coverage and the need to “Sign Up Before the Time’s Up!”
For more information, contact Ben de Guzman, DEC National Managing Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-347-9733×235
The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Diverse Elders Coalition.