Reducing tobacco use is integral to improving public health. Restrictions like tobacco surcharges are significant barriers to affordable health insurance. This toolkit, updated August 2019, is designed to help build relationships between tobacco control and public health professionals and healthcare enrollment assistors to help new insurance enrollees quit tobacco. It includes information on the challenges posed by tobacco surcharges as well as how open enrollment can be an opportunity to help people quit.
- Tobacco Cessation Coverage: What is Required?
- What Works to Help Smokers Quit?
- Tobacco Surcharges
- Open Enrollment: An Opportunity to Help Smokers Quit
Exchange Enrollment Information
- Background factsheet: Ways to Help Consumers Apply & Enroll in Health Coverage Through the Marketplace (note that the open enrollment dates listed in this document are not current – visit this site for information about open enrollment dates)
- For more information on open enrollment, please see the Lung Association's open enrollment page
- Who is Enrolling in Medicaid Expansion and State Health Insurance Marketplaces?
- State Health Insurance Marketplace Types
- Medicaid Expansion – New Opportunities for Public Health(December 10, 2014)
Building a Strategy
- Lists of organizations in the states
- Navigators and In Person Assistors: Navigator Grant Recipients for States with a Federally-facilitated or State Partnership Marketplace
- Certified Application Counselors: LocalHelp.healthcare.gov (Search by zip code or type in state name to get a full list for a state)
- Developing an Outreach Strategy: Points to Consider
- Outreach to Assistors: What to Say and What to Bring
Materials to Use
Page last updated: March 25, 2020