The Affordable Care Act open enrollment period is shortened. Please share this important enrollment information

Photo courtesy of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Photo courtesy of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The open enrollment period for the health insurance marketplace is significantly shorter this year — from November 1 to December 15, 2017.

The Trump administration has also cut funding for advertising and enrollment assistance.

Social workers should share enrollment information with clients, families, friends and communities to bring awareness to the narrow enrollment window.  Each of us can do our part to help distribute this important information!

• Get ready to enroll!

• Make note of key dates for the Health Insurance Marketplace this year

• Visit or to find out more about your eligibility.

• Call 1-800-318-2596 (TTY 1-855-889-4325) to have your questions answered and for support with signing up for health insurance coverage.

• Sign up in person by finding assistance near you. Locate help in your area at or at a health center

• Health insurance enrollment information is available in the language you need

• Many organizations are dedicated to connecting you to the right resources to secure health care coverage:
Families USA 
Young Invincibles 
Out 2 Enroll 
UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza)
Asian American Pacific Islander Health Forum
National Women’s Health Network

For more information contact NASW Senior Practice Associate Carrie Dorn, LMSW, MPA at


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