Monitoring federal and state policy shifts

During the 2019 open enrollment period, from November 1, 2019 to December 15, 2019, WHI outreach activities included training 20 student volunteers from the University of Michigan to discuss health insurance options, creating and distributing 10,000 flyers (including 8,000 English and 2,000 Spanish) describing insurance options, creating and placing advertisements in six local media outlets, and helping 87 students enroll.

The workgroup noted that event participation numbers were low in 2019. In its 2019 Final Report, the workgroup announced its desire to focus more on preparing for, and communicating about, federal and state policy changes that would impact health insurance eligibility and enrollment in the years ahead.