Consumer Assistance in the Digital Age

New Tools to Help People Enroll in Medicaid, CHIP and Exchanges

The Maximizing Enrollment program has worked intensively with states to help them increase their use of Medicaid and CHIP enrollment and retention data to monitor and improve performance in enrolling and retaining eligible individuals. From this work, Maximizing Enrollment provides recommendations on how states can connect consumers with health coverage programs like Medicaid and health insurance exchanges. It also explores how ways to connect consumers with health coverage options will evolve as new technological tools are deployed to facilitate the enrollment process. Where states’ use of new technology tools is limited, the authors offer best practices in consumer assistance management from other industries and conclude that maximizing enrollment and providing high-quality consumer assistance in a seamless system will require collaboration, coordination and communication between all of the agencies and entities that administer the range of insurance affordability programs.

Maximizing Enrollment is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that focuses on helping eight states increase enrollment and improve coverage for eligible individuals.