The HHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships would like your communities and congregations to know about Second Sunday, which is a way to help the uninsured get health coverage. These events are sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) faith-based liaisons and will be happening through March.
If your congregation is interested in participating, please click here to see which HHS region you are in.
Then contact your regional office faith-based liaison using the appropriate regional email address (listed below).
As always, thanks for all that you do!
Acacia Bamberg Salatti, Acting DirectorCenter for Faith-Based & Neighborhood PartnershipsU.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Second Sunday enrollment events
In an effort to increase awareness and enrollment in the health insurance marketplace, faith-based liaisons from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched “Second Sunday” enrollment events with faith-based organizations across the country on Sunday, December 8th.
The intent is to utilize a variety of ministries and strategies within faith communities to promote the “Second Sundays” as enrollment days. They include: Pulpit Announcements; Demonstration ofHealthCare.gov website; Men’s Ministries; Mother Boards; First Lady Ministries; Youth Ministries; Health Ministries; and Share with Family and Friends. In addition, Missions Ministries and Mercy Ministries are good sources to help those who are homebound or who are caregivers.
By working with faith-based liaisons and partner organizations, including Champions for Coverage, Certified Application Counselors, Navigators, Enroll America, and other In-person Assisters, the CMS Regional Office will have a presence in churches across the nation and can assist consumers with enrollment in the insurance marketplace. CMS has developed pulpit announcements for clergy leaders to utilize as well as bookmarks and flyers the local faith-based organizations can distribute to promote the Second Sunday events.
If your organization is interested in participating, please contact your regional office faith-based liaison using the appropriate regional email address below. Click here to see which HHS region you are in.