CHRIL WEBINAR TO PRESENT EARLY FINDINGS
The National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative (NDNRC) is pleased to be part of the Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL), and the CHRIL has recently announced that it will be hosting a webinar later this month where they will be sharing the early findings from the first year of their research on the Affordable Care Act and people with disabilities. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, September 27 from 3:00-4:30 ET. To read more about what will be covered in the webinar and for instructions on how to join, check out our news item by clicking here.
Speaking of webinars, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has announced its fall “Beyond the Basics” webinar series. The first webinar in this series is on “Premium Tax Credits” and will be held Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 2:00 PM ET. To register for this webinar, click here. The list of topics, dates and times of all the webinars in the series, as well as links to register, can be found at our news item, here.
At the end of last week, CMS announced a pilot for a new verification process for Special Enrollment Periods (SEPs) and they are currently seeking comments on this pilot. To learn more about the details on the new verification process or to download the CMS announcement on the pilot and the specific questions which CMS is seeking answers to, read our news item click here. Comments are due to CMS by September 20. Last week, we highlighted a blog by Health Affairs on SEPs and it addresses the pilot as well. That blog post can be accessed here.
There has been a lot in the news about insurers leaving the marketplace. The Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms recently wrote about the marketplace volatility in the Commonwealth Fund’s blog. To read that blog post, click here.
This week, the Kaiser Family Foundation posted their annual survey of health insurance plans offered through employers and how that affects the employees both in terms of premium contributions and out-of-pocket expenses. To read the Summary of Findings for the Kaiser survey, click here. The whole report can be accessed through the Kaiser website, here.
The University of Washington, Healthy Aging & Physical Disability, Rehabilitation Research Training Center (RRTC) has released a new fact sheet entitled “How Have Recent Medicaid Changes Affected Beneficiaries with Disabilities?” To read the fact sheet click here.
If you missed it last week, we highlighted three new policy briefs from our NDNRC Partner, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, on paralysis and its effect on access to health care. The findings in these briefs were also published in the American Journal of Public Health. To read some of the highlighted statistics in these briefs or to download the three policy briefs and the journal article, 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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