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Step by Step: Buying Insurance on the Exchange

Posted on November 10, 2016

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Open enrollment is when you can buy, change or update your health insurance plan. Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (aka the ACA) runs from November 1 through January 31.

This is the only time you can buy health insurance on the exchange, unless you have a qualifying life event. We know that for many of you, the insurance plan you are currently on is not being offered any longer OR is being offered at a significantly higher cost.

If that is the case, you need to start an account in the exchange or log back into your previous account to shop for a new plan. We’ve put together a handy step-by-step guide. Read more

Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Fast Facts

Posted on November 4, 2016

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Open Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act began this week, and we’re here to give you the information you need.

What is Open Enrollment?

Open enrollment is when you can buy, change or update your health insurance plan. Open enrollment for the ACA runs from November 1 through January 31. That is the only time you can buy health insurance on the exchange, unless you have a qualifying life event. Read more

INFOGRAPHIC: What You Said about Research

Posted on September 6, 2016

Last month, we debuted a survey asking you, our Colon Cancer Alliance friends and family, what you thought was worth investing in. Nearly 200 of you filled out the questions, telling us what you thought was important to you, and what you’d like to see us prioritize. Thank you to all of you who took the time to respond!

Here’s what you said. Read more

Wearing Colorectal Cancer on Your Sleeve – Sort of

Posted on August 31, 2016

We recently collaborated with the online patient community Smart Patients on an empathy-building program called #ColorectalCancer1day. Together we matched patients and caregivers affected by colorectal cancer (“teachers”) with researchers and clinicians from Kaiser Permanente who wanted to learn more about what one day with colorectal cancer feels like (“learners”). We’re now sharing the highlights from this learning experience with a broader audience. Read more

We Can’t Wait for the Blue Hope Bash!

Posted on August 3, 2016

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We can’t wait for October 20th. Why? That’s the night we’re holding the 6th Annual Blue Hope Bash at the Fairmont in Washington DC!

This annual gala celebrates our community’s patients and survivors, the commitment of our incredible supporters, and showcases how important you each are to our mission. This year, we are excited to debut the Colon Cancer Alliance’s vision for 2017.

Our festive evening includes a silent and live auction, raffles, a fun-filled program and some special surprise guests! Read more

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