Learn about the Health Insurance Marketplace & your new coverage options under Obamacare

Resources for New Healthcare Reforms

How to Get Educated, Get Involved, and Get Covered!

Key Dates to Get Covered
November 15, 2014: The health insurance marketplace opens!  Explore your options, apply and enroll in a new health plan. Or, renew your current marketplace coverage and update your information to ensure you are receiving the correct amount of financial help.
Enroll in a marketplace plan by To have coverage that starts
December 15, 2014 January 1, 2015
January 15, 2015 February 1, 2015
February 15, 2015 March 1, 2015
February 15, 2015: The marketplace closes for the 2014-2015 season.  This is last day for most people to sign up for coverage in the marketplace for 2015, with narrow exceptions. However, you can enroll in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program all year.


NCJW has always believed in, and advocated for, the rights of all people to access quality, comprehensive, confidential, and nondiscriminatory health care coverage and services, including mental health care. Our nation took a big step toward improving our health care system with enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010. When the health insurance marketplace (also called exchanges) opened on October 1, 2013, millions of women, children, and families were able to access affordable, quality health care insurance for the first time. More than 8 in 10 people who signed up for marketplace coverage were able to get financial help to afford their plan, and everyone could now count on a range of comprehensive health benefits.
The next open enrollment period, which begins November 15, 2014 and ends on February 15, 2015, will enable millions more to join those now insured thanks to the ACA.
NCJW's health care advocacy has long included a strong focus on reproductive justice. This concept, which was created by women of color, moves beyond safeguarding the legal right to reproductive freedom to a broader social justice and human rights frame that encompasses every woman’s true autonomy and equality. When it comes to health care, for NCJW, reproductive justice means not only fighting to secure and expand access to the full range of reproductive health services, including birth control and abortion, but also to supporting every person’s access to affordable health care.
It’s time for action to ensure that each eligible individual and family not yet covered knows about their rights and options under this groundbreaking law. These resources can help.
Click here to download the complete NCJW ACA Advocacy and Education Guide from 2013, and stay tuned for an updated guide for this year.
Download a recording of NCJW’s February 2014 distance learning call, “When Chicken Soup is Not Enough: Helping Our Communities Get Covered.” This call featured guests from the White House, NCJW leaders, and experts on health coverage outreach and enrollment.
Please note: Updates to the individual documents linked below are coming soon. Thanks for your patience! If you have questions about specific resources or programs, please contact Lindsay Morris, lindsay@ncjwdc.org

Jewish Community Day of Action for Health Care: February 18, 2014 (Press release)

In partnership with the White House, NCJW has co-coordinated a day of action on health care coverage by the Jewish community. In Hebrew, the number 18 represents the word chai (life). We are taking action to educate our constituencies and the public about how to #GetCovered because we understand that access to care is integral to a long and healthy life.  Jewish community organizations, leaders, and members can make a difference in supporting access to health coverage!

  • 18 Ways to Make an Impact after February 18 Check out this tip sheet on how you can help educate your community about the health insurance marketplace and how, why, and by when to get covered. Join us in taking after February 18, through the close of open enrollment on March 31!

Fact Sheets

Advocacy Resources
Community Education Materials
     NCJW Palm Cards for Health Insurance:
*These materials courtesy of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
NCJW Speaking Out in the Media


NCJW's Resources for Healthcare Expansion