NDNRC TO PRESENT ON CMS ASSISTERS WEBINAR
We are pleased to report that the NDNRC will be presenting on the CMS Weekly Assister webinar in two weeks on Friday, December 4th at 2:00 PM ET. While specific registration information is not available, we will post it on our website as soon as we have it, so check back regularly on our NDNRC news for more information. We will also post the registration info in the weekly update on the morning of the webinar.
Do you have consumers wondering if they should just passively re-enroll or actively shop for their 2016 coverage? A new brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation suggests that they should look at their options as many would save money if they actively shopped. To read our news item for more information or to download the brief, click here.
With the Affordable Care Act in full swing, NAMI is conducting an online survey to measure access to mental health and substance use care. By collecting responses from across the country, they hope to gain a sense of what is helping people and what difficulties still exist. To view their full announcement which includes a link to the survey, click here.
Speaking of surveys, we previously reported on a survey being done by the Easter Seals on how the benefits in the Affordable Care Act are working in the real world. They are still looking for people to share about their experience in purchasing health insurance through the Affordable Care Act in six states: Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Texas. They have extended the deadline for submitting the survey to December 1, 2015. To read more about this survey & for the updated link to the survey, click here.
The Maryland Women’s Coalition for Health Care Reform has just released a new study on network adequacy in Maryland, specifically as it relates to women’s health. “Network Adequacy in Maryland: A Report on Provider Directories and Women’s Access to Health Care Services” can be downloaded by clicking here and is also available on our Maryland state page under “State Specific Resources” here.
NASHP has a new toolkit to help with the enrollment of people being released from the justice system. To read more and to access the toolkit, click here.
Families USA recently did a webinar on provider directories and surprise medical bills. To read our write-up & for a link to the archived webinar, click here.
In case you missed it last week, we published a blog post which looked at the state benchmark plans which were published by CMS for the 2017 marketplace. To read our blog post, click here.
Are you looking for local partners to help with outreach to the disability community? The NDNRC is funding eighteen Community Outreach Collaboratives (COCs) for the third year of enrollment. This includes the eleven that were funded last year, plus seven new locations in six new states. 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.
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With the Thanksgiving holiday next week, we will not be having our regular Friday update. The update will return December 4th. Happy Thanksgiving!