Time to Get Insured: Learn the Who, What, Why, and How to Enroll in Health Insurance through the Medicaid Expansion or the State or Federal Marketplace
Start Date: February 12, 2014
End Date: February 12, 2014
ADS Center - Free Webinar
Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(2 p.m. CT; 12 p.m. PT)
Registration will remain through February 12th, the day of the event.
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- Ron Manderscheid, Ph.D., Executive Director of the National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Adela Flores-Brennan, J.D., Assistance Network Manager with Connect for Health Colorado
- Nyi Myint, M.S.W., M.B.A., LCSW-A, LCAS-A, Navigator Project Manager with Project Jumpstart of the Alcohol/Drug Council of North Carolina
Enrollment in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is in full swing. Health insurance coverage is now accessible for many Americans through either the new Medicaid expansion or the new health insurance marketplaces-and both require coverage for mental health and substance use conditions with parity to coverage for physical health conditions.
The Medicaid expansion is being offered by 25 States and the District of Columbia (http://kff.org/health-reform/state-indicator/state-activity-around-expanding-medicaid-under-the-affordable-care-act). This coverage is different from traditional Medicaid and available to any individual or family making less than 133 percent of the Federal poverty level (FPL), regardless of age or disability. The Health Insurance Marketplace is available in every State and the District of Columbia to individuals and small businesses. Some States are allowing the Federal Government to operate the Marketplace in their State, while others are running it themselves (http://kff.org/health-reform/state-indicator/state-marketplace-statistics-2). Regardless of the State you live in, subsidies are available to individuals and families who make between 100 and 400 percent of the FPL. This health insurance is more affordable than the insurance most Americans previously were able to buy.
The Affordable Care Act requires that all Americans have insurance in 2014 or else pay a penalty. To get covered and avoid this penalty, all are encouraged to learn what types of coverage and financial subsidies they are eligible for and make sure they are covered by the end of the open enrollment period on March 31, 2014.
This teleconference will provide easy-to-understand, practical "how-to" information about insurance and subsidies you may be eligible for, how to enroll in the insurance that is best for you, what you'll need to enroll, the timeline of enrollment, how to obtain assistance with enrollment, and other key topics to assist you in obtaining affordable, comprehensive health coverage in 2014.
- Learn about the two new types of health insurance now available to Americans through the Medicaid expansion and Health Insurance Marketplace and understand what types of coverage are available in your State and the type of insurance benefits and subsidies to which you are entitled.
- Learn the different methods of enrollment available to you and how to obtain help when you need it. Experts working on enrollment will provide examples of available resources in their States and how you can learn about the resources and one-on-one help available to you in your State.
- Learn what information you need to have handy in order to enroll and the timeline for coverage once you have filled out the insurance application.
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