The Access, Care, and Engagement Technical Assistance (ACE TA) Center builds the capacity of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) community to navigate the changing health care landscape and help people with HIV to access and use their health coverage to improve health outcomes. Many RWHAP clients are eligible for health coverage options, including Medicare, Medicaid, and Marketplace plans. The ACE TA Center provides practical tools and resources to support engagement, education, enrollment, and renewal activities.
New Special Enrollment Periods for HealthCare.gov and some State-based Exchanges
A new Special Enrollment Period (SEP) is available to all HealthCare.gov consumers and eligible applicants in 36 states from February 15 - May 15, 2021. Also, some states with state-based health insurance exchanges are still accepting applications for 2021 health coverage and others have announced SEPs. Visit this webpage for a list of states with extended Open Enrollment periods and SEPs.
Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period
Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment takes place from January 1 to March 31 annually. If your client is enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan (also known as Medicare Part C), they can either:
- Switch to another Medicare Advantage Plan (with or without drug coverage), or
- Return to Original Medicare and join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Medicare Part D) if needed.
Find out more about the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period on Medicare.gov. Learn the basics of Medicare: ACE TA Center’s Medicare resources for people with HIV.
Training and Technical Assistance
Our tools, resources, training, and technical assistance offerings are responsive to recipient and subrecipient needs and informed by best and promising practices for health coverage engagement and enrollment. The ACE TA Center is a cooperative agreement between JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., (JSI) and the Health Resources and Services Administration, (HIV/AIDS Bureau).