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Riley Child Development Center Family Leadership Fellowship 2013/2014

Family Voices Indiana shares the following opportunity for family members to develop leadership skills:

I am writing to update you about an opportunity  for Family Leaders to serve as Fellows  as part of the Riley Child Development Center’s LEND.   Successful candidates should be parents of children who have disabilities or special health care needs who are interested in growing their role in the services and systems that impact families.  We will have at least one and possibly 2 slots available for Fellows for the 2013/2014 year.  We would like candidates to be available to participate in our interdisciplinary cohort of trainees via the didactic sessions: Full days August 23rd and 24th (the 24th is a Saturday) Afternoon sessions 1-5 PM ;  10/11/13 11/8/13 1/17/14 2/21/14 ;  3/14/14 Full day April 25th
Beyond those dates Fellows would dedicate an additional 250 hours within a 12 month period to a combination leadership experience as related to children and youth who have neurodevelopm…

ACA update: small business exchanges

By Emily McKinley, Health Information Specialist
Last month’s ACA Update: Marketplace Report reviewed the upcoming changes to the insurance marketplace, namely the formation of exchanges from which individuals and small business employees will be able to compare and purchase health care coverage. All plans featured on these exchanges will meet benchmark standards and include certain essential health benefits. (We will review the final rule for essential health benefits (EHB) in a future update.) The marketplace exchanges were slated to be up and running on October 1, 2013, for plan purchases with coverage beginning January 1, 2014.
This will no longer be the case for small business exchanges, also known as Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP). As the October deadline quickly approaches, insurers expressed concern about their ability to design and offer health coverage plans that meet all the requirements of the small business exchange. Thus, this exchange will not be fully op…