April 1 is finally here, and it’s no joke.
Enrollment stakeholders from around the country can look back on the last six months with profound pride. From volunteers who gave up weekends to talk with consumers at enrollment events, to assisters who worked with patience and persistence to get people through the application, to policy and data experts making sense of regulations, guidance, and enrollment numbers, to organizers, elected officials, public officials at the local, state, and federal level, and so many others from community organizations all the way up to corporate executive suites — this has been a group effort from top to bottom.
Millions of Americans now have the peace of mind, and financial and health security that comes with having affordable health coverage. This would not have been possible without the unprecedented collaboration among partners at every level, in every state. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
As we have always said at Enroll America, though, this is a marathon, not a sprint. And while we may find ourselves at a much-deserved water stop today, we know that there is more work to do in the coming weeks and months to continue connecting consumers to their options. We’ll be reaching out to those who may be eligible for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, those who might have a life change and qualify for a Special Enrollment Period, and those who will be able to sign up this fall, when open enrollment begins again.
Of course, we have come a long way and learned a lot over these last six months. So this is also time to reflect, recharge, and retool. Today, Enroll America is announcing our April #StateOfEnrollment blog series, which will feature daily content on successful strategies, tactics, and other important lessons learned during the first open enrollment period. We hope you’ll find inspiration — but also practical ideas! — to keep you going in the months ahead.
And if these ideas leave you hungry for more, we invite you to join us in Washington, D.C., June 16-18 for our national conference, State of Enrollment: Getting America Covered. Register at the early bird rate through April 11!