NEW STATE SPECIFIC FACT SHEETS FOR NEW YORK AVAILABLE
Last month we announced the release of our first state specific fact sheet. It was an adapted version of our first fact sheet, “Comparing Health Plans’ Benefits and Coverage Summaries.” The adapted version was specific to New York and can be accessed here. It was written by our NY COC, the Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY (CIDNY). We are pleased to announce that they have helped us prepare five new state specific fact sheets for New York. These five fact sheets are:
- Fact Sheet #2 – Getting and Using Health Plan Member Handbook, Policy, or Contract
- Fact Sheet #3 – Using Health Plan Customer Services to Learn Scope of Coverage
- Fact Sheet #12 – Process for Medicaid Eligibility
- Fact Sheet #15 – Medicaid Buy-In for Working People with Disabilities
- Fact Sheet #16 – Tips for ACA Enrollees: From Coverage to Care – Persons with Disabilities
Do you want to know how well the ACA is working? The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of HHS (ASPE) has released another enrollment report which encompasses the entire second year of open enrollment. ASPE has also released a fact sheet showing how the ACA has worked to reduce the uninsured rate. To read our news item, which includes links to the enrollment report and the fact sheet, click here. The enrollment report can also be found on our Resources & Links page under “Enrollment Statistics.”
The Commonwealth Fund has released a new report which examines Medicaid “churn.” If you want to learn about churning and what impact it has on the continuity of care, be sure to check out our news item on this article. The news item has links to the Commonwealth Fund blog post, the full article and a prior NDNRC blog post we did explaining churning. The news item can be accessed here.
Are you looking for local partners to help with outreach to the disability community? The NDNRC has funded eleven Community Outreach Collaboratives (COCs) for the second year of enrollment. The COCs will increase collaborations in the community, dissemination and outreach efforts and enrollment of people with disabilities in the ACA. To find a COC, click here.
Weekly updates are now archived on the NDNRC site. All Weekly Updates since October 3, 2014 can be accessed by clicking here.