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10/31/2014

News and Updates from the Health Insurance Marketplace

News/ updated content and webinar alerts and announcements from the Health Insurance Marketplace

 
 

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.

 
 

10/28/2014

An Update on Coverage for Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act

Website  from http://kff.org

An updated fact sheet from the Kaiser Family Foundation summarizes the latest information on health plan coverage of preventive services under the Affordable Care Act. The fact sheet details the rules that govern when plans are required to cover services without cost-sharing and which services are covered.

 
 

10/23/2014

A Little Knowledge Is a Risky Thing: Wide Gap in What People Think They Know About Health Insurance and What They Actually Know

Issue Brief published by the American Institutes for Research detailing the divided between what health insurance consumers think they know about health insurance and what their actual knowledge base is.

 
 

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

CCD Open Enrollment Flyer

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities released a flyer containing information about the open enrollment period starting in November

pdf File open enrollment flyer final (2).pdf [download]
 
 

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.

 
 

10/17/2014

TEFRA and FOA Worksheet

Website  from http://hdwg.org

Worksheet produced by the Catalyst Center on the differences between the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) and Funding Opportunities Act (FOA) medicaid buy in program. Two medicaid policy option for helping address medical debt and financial hardship among families raising children with disabilities

 
 

10/14/2014

Expanding Medicaid Report

Website  from http://kff.org

Without the Expansion and Resulting Infusion of Federal Funds, Non-Expansion States Expect Much Smaller Enrollment Increases and Spending Growth.

 
 

10/14/2014

Implementing the ACA: Medicaid Spending & Enrollment Growth for FY 2014 and FY 2015

Website  from http://kff.org

Issue Brief discussing the medicaid spending and enrollment growth for fiscal year 2014 and 2015

 
 

10/8/2014

Medicaid Expansion in Arkansas

Website  from http://kff.org

Fact Sheet on Arkansas' Section 1115 demonstration of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act's (ACA's) Medicaid expansion.

 
 

10/8/2014

Medicaid Expansion in Iowa

Website  from http://kff.org

Fact Sheet on Iowa's approved Section 1115 waivers, to implement the Affordable Care Acts (ACAs) Medicaid expansion.

 
 

10/8/2014

Medicaid Expansion in Pennsylvania

Website  from http://kff.org

Fact Sheet on Pennsylvania's Section 1115 demonstration to implement the Affordable Care Acts (ACA) Medicaid expansion.

 
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