First open enrollment

On October 1st, Michigan’s Health Insurance Marketplace opened for the first time. The WHI Medicaid & Marketplace Outreach & Enrollment workgroup coordinated community-wide education, outreach, and enrollment for Marketplace plans. These efforts included providing technical assistance to more than 40 people to become Certified Application Counselors (CACs) at more than 15 organizations, developing and distributing a community-wide flyer for consumers and providers, and training more than 60 University of Michigan graduate students and community volunteers to conduct community education, outreach, and referrals among the uninsured in Washtenaw County. Beginning November 1, the students educated more than 150 community members at over 51 community outreach events about enrollment and referrals.