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Interim study committee meeting schedule

Family Voices Indiana shares the following committee meeting schedule from the Indiana Association of United Ways. If you would like to attend these meetings in person, you can apply for the Family Leadership Development Fund to support your participation. Email info@fvindiana.org for the application. Interim Study Committees Interim study committees are meeting.  The  Commission on Developmental Disabilities  will meet  Aug. 27 and Sept. 24 . The  Committee on Child Care will meet  Aug. 27 . The  Commission on Education will meet  Aug. 28 ,  Sept. 13 and Oct. 8 . The  School Safety Interim Study Committee  will meet  Aug. 29 and Sept. 24 . The  Interim Study Committee on Insurance  will meet  Sept. 4 and 10 . The  Commission on Mental Health and Addiction  will meet  Sept. 9 . The  Interim Study Committee on Common Core Educational Standards  will meet  Sept. 10 and Oct. 1 . The  Central Indiana Transit Committee  will meet  Sept. 10 . The  Health Finance Commission

Aged, Blind and Disabled Task Force

Family Voices Indiana shares the following information about the Aged, Blind and Disabled Task Force: HEA 1328 Aged, Blind and Disabled Language House Enrolled Act 1328 (HEA 1328), passed by the Indiana General Assembly in 2013, mandated that a report on the following language is due to the Health Finance Committee by December 15, 2013: Estimate of the cost savings to Indiana if Medicaid recipients who are eligible for Medicaid based on aged, blind or disabled status are enrolled in a risk-based managed care program, a managed fee-for-services program, or a home and community based services management program. Description of provisions for: Risk-based managed care program Managed fee-for-service program Home and community based services management program Provisions must include: Beneficiary choice of network and non-network providers Impact to enrollees during transition to the program Provider network and rate setting processes Coordination of care for dually eli

The Affordable Care Act's Early Renewal Loophole: What's at Stake and What States Are Doing to Close It

Family Voices Indiana shares the following information from The Commonwealth Fund: The Affordable Care Act's Early Renewal Loophole: What's at Stake and What States Are Doing to Close It By Christine Monahan and Sabrina Corlette The Affordable Care Act (ACA) brings a number of much-needed reforms to the private health insurance market, particularly for individuals and small employers . Many of the most significant changes—preventing insurers from excluding people from coverage based on preexisting conditions or using health status and gender to set premiums, as well as requiring insurers to cover a comprehensive set of benefits—take effect for plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2014. However, some insurers have begun encouraging their customers to renew their coverage ahead of schedule—in December 2013 or sooner. This way, the insurer can delay implementing the Affordable Care Act’s reforms for up to 12 months. What’s at Stake? Over the long term, early renewals will