In the United States, 16.3 million people signed up for coverage in the 2023 Open Enrollment, allowing them to gain or renew access to the health coverage they need¹. Enrolling in a health plan, however, is only the initial step. To help you go from coverage to care, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has created Coverage to Care (C2C), which is an initiative that has resources in multiple languages, available at no cost, to help individuals understand their benefits, and connect them to a primary care provider and preventive services.
Whether you’re an individual managing coverage for you and your family or a provider or organization helping those in your community manage their care, there are resources to help:
|Navigate Your Coverage
Understanding your health insurance plan can be a bit overwhelming and confusing. These resources can help you make sense of your benefits and make the most of your coverage.
Knowing where to turn for answers, which kind of provider to seek out, and other complex questions make accessing care a challenging task for many. These tools help explain how to access important services to care for your health.
|Get Preventive Care
Preventive services are covered by most health insurance plans and are an important tool to ensure concerns are caught and cared for early on. Understanding what services are available to you and your loved ones is the first step to living a long, healthy life.
|Manage Your Chronic Condition
Chronic conditions can impact your everyday life and often require additional care and regular provider’s visits. Understanding your coverage and what resources are out there for you can help you manage a chronic condition like diabetes among others.
- Resources for Partners and Providers: Coverage to Care has partnered with StoryCorps, a nonprofit organization that aims to record, preserve, and share the stories of Americans from all backgrounds and beliefs, to interview 21 pairs or trios from CMS OMH partner and stakeholder organizations.
- Partner Toolkit: This toolkit provides ready-to-use materials to help you address health disparities and share C2C resources with your community.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) is hosting a webinar to help inform partners about the latest updates and offerings from our Coverage to Care initiative on February 6, 2024, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CT.
Join to learn about the availability of Coverage to Care resources, including where to find them and how you can begin/continue to use them, updates to our Coverage to Care resources, and hear from one of our partnering organizations.
- Marketplace 2023 Open Enrollment Period Report: Final National Snapshot, January 25, 2023