NDNRC RELEASES NEW POPULATION SPECIFIC FACT SHEET
The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) is pleased to announce the publication of a new fact sheet for the National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative (NDNRC). “What to Know When Assisting a Consumer with Spina Bifida” is intended to help Navigators identify what issues are unique to consumers with Spina Bifida. This fact sheet can be found here. Special thanks to our NDNRC Friend organization, the Spina Bifida Association for their authorship of this fact sheet. This fact sheet is the latest in a series of population specific fact sheets which provides navigators and other enrollment specialists with information they need to help these specific populations within the disability community. The previous population specific fact sheets we released are as follows:
- What to Know When Assisting Children and Adults in the Autism Community
- What to Know When Assisting a Consumer who has Experienced or is at Risk for Blood Clots
- What to Know When Assisting a Consumer with a Child with Special Health Care Needs
- What to Know When Assisting a Consumer with Intellectual Disability
- What to Know When Assisting a Consumer with Mental Illness
- What to Know When Assisting a Consumer with Multiple Sclerosis
- What to Know When Assisting a Consumer with Traumatic Brain Injury
- Information for Veterans Regarding Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare
The entire list of fact sheets including our topical fact sheets is available here.
Do consumers ask you questions about filing an appeal for their marketplace eligibility determination? If you get questions about Marketplace appeals, check out our news item on the new CMS guidance from this week by clicking here. Also, last week we told you about a webinar being hosted this week by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities on Marketplace appeals. If you missed yesterday’s webinar, you can download the slides by clicking here. The slides can also be found on our Resources & Links page under “Enrollment Resources – Overview.”
As we’re in the middle of tax season, you may be getting questions about tax forms being received by consumers. The Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) has a new blog post which addresses some Frequently Asked Questions on this topic. To read the CHIR blog post, click here.
This week the Affordable Care Act turned six years old! How is the implementation going thus far? Check out the new blog post from Health Affairs which highlights where implementation stands and some recent CMS guidance. To read the blog post, click here.
The Kaiser Family Foundation has released a new issue brief which looks at the trends for employer-based health insurance for the last 15 years (1999-2014). To learn more about the brief and to download a copy, check out our news item by clicking here.
To read about navigator restrictions being struck down in the state of Missouri, check out our news item by clicking 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 our project. This includes the eleven that were funded last year, plus seven new locations in six new states. The COCs 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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