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11/7/2014

State Insurance Marketplace Types, 2015

Website  from http://kff.org

This data collection reflects Medicaid benefits covered in each state, limitations applied to those benefits, cost-sharing charges, and the reimbursement methodologies used for those benefits in effect at six specific points in time, the most recent being October 1, 2012.

 
 

11/6/2014

Explanation of the 2015 Open Enrollment Period

Website  from http://kff.org

This brief provides an overview of what consumers can expect during the second Open Enrollment period and the tax filing season that follows.

 
 

11/3/2014

Georgetown University Center Releases an Online Resource Navigator

on Private Health Insurance Coverage & the Health Insurance Marketplace

Georgetown released an online navigator which is a valuable resource that provides a comprehensive list of answers to common questions faced by navigators and all enrollment specialists.

 
 

11/3/2014

Georgetown University Center Releases an Online Resource Navigator

on Private Health Insurance Coverage & the Health Insurance Marketplace

Georgetown released an online navigator which is a valuable resource that provides a comprehensive list of answers to common questions faced by navigators and all enrollment specialists.

 
 

10/30/2014

Issue Brief from the Commonwealth Fund on the Essential Health Benefits Issue

The Commonwealth Fund details how state have approached the Essential Health Benefits issue and how there is a great variation from state to state.

 
 

10/23/2014

Analysis of Rehabilitation and Habilitation Benefits in Qualified Health Plans

The American Occupational Therapy Association published findings on its monitoring of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act's Essential Health Benefit Requirement particularly focused on rehabilitative and habilitative services

 
 

10/21/2014

Health Insurance Explained: You Toons

Website  from http://kff.org

A Light-hearted treatment of a difficult and important topic, breaking down insurance concepts, such as premiums, deductibles and provider networks. It explains how individuals pay for coverage and obtain medical care and prescription drugs when enrolled in various types of health insurance, including HMOs and PPOs.

 
 

10/21/2014

Nine in Ten Uninsured Unaware that the Affordable Care Act's Second Open Enrollment Period Starts in November

Website  from http://kff.org

With the second annual open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act set to begin Nov. 15, the latest Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll finds major gaps in the awareness of the nation's uninsured residents who are a primary target for enrollment and outreach efforts.

 
 

10/20/2014

Benefits and Cost-Sharing for Working People with Disabilities in Medicaid and the Marketplace

Website  from http://kff.org

This issue brief uses hypothetical examples of working people with disabilities to illustrate the experiences they might have with Medicaid and Marketplace coverage in four states (California, Kentucky, New Jersey, and Ohio), with a focus on benefits that are typically important to people with disabilities.

 
 

9/26/2014

Understanding the Health Coverage Needs of People with Disabilities

Earlier this month, the National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative presented a webinar on Understanding the Health Coverage Needs of People with Disabilities to the California Coverage & Health Initiatives. The video of this presentation, as well as other presentations can be found here.

 
 

9/25/2014

Administration Says Hospitals Will Save $5.7B From Unpaid Bills Due To Health Law

Hospitals are projected to save $5.7 billion this year as previously uninsured patients gain coverage through the 2010 health care law, the Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday.

 
 

9/25/2014

Number Of Marketplace Insurers To Rise 25 Percent, HHS Says

The number of health insurance companies offering plans in the marketplaces this fall will increase by 25 percent, giving consumers more choices for coverage, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced Tuesday.

 
 

9/24/2014

Connecting Consumers to Coverage: Lessons Learned from Assisters for Successful Outreach and Enrollment

Website  from http://kff.org

In-person enrollment assisters played an important role in connecting consumers with health coverage during the Affordable Care Act�s first open enrollment period. Based on findings from focus groups with assisters in four cities�Miami, FL; Houston, TX; Raleigh, NC; and Cleveland, OH�this brief identifies key strategies that contributed to their success and priorities and challenges as they look ahead to the next open enrollment period.

 
 

9/24/2014

Examining Private Exchanges in the Employer-Sponsored Insurance Market

Website  from http://kff.org

The launch of the Affordable Care Act has focused attention on the idea of a health insurance exchange, or marketplace. Separate from the ACA, private exchanges have also started to emerge as an option for employers providing coverage to their workers. This report identifies the different types of private exchanges as well as projects the potential size of the private exchange market, which has the potential to reshape the employer-sponsored health insurance landscape, in the coming years.

 
 

9/24/2014

Information for Veterans Regarding Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare

From the National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative

This fact sheet is intended to provide Navigators, Assisters and Certified Application Counselors with information about veterans and their eligibility for healthcare through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

 
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