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Comparing Health Plans' Benefits and Coverage

Family Voices Indiana shares the following resource that might be helpful for our families:

FIRST FACT SHEET FOR THE NATIONAL DISABILITY NAVIGATOR RESOURCE COLLABORATIVE (NDNRC): “Comparing Health Plans’ Benefits and Coverage Summaries”
The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) is pleased to announce the publication of the first fact sheet for the National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative (NDNRC). “Comparing Health Plans’ Benefits and Coverage Summaries” is designed to inform navigators and other enrollment specialists about what people with disabilities need to look for in the Summary of Benefits and Coverage. The fact sheet can be found here: http://www.nationaldisabilitynavigator.org/ndnrc-materials/fact-sheets/fact-sheet-1/. The entire list of upcoming fact sheets is also available at: http://www.nationaldisabilitynavigator.org/ndnrc-materials/fact-sheets/.

2014 Medicaid Disability eligibility changes

Family Voices Indiana participated in a stakeholder group today about Indiana's transition related to Medicaid Disability. The information has now been posted to the FSSA website. We will be updating our fact sheets and training to reflect these changes. From FSSA:

2014 MEDICAID DISABILITY ELIGIBILITY CHANGES Who is affected: Current beneficiaries or future applicants for Indiana Medicaid in the aged, blind and disabled (ABD) categories? Effective June 1, 2014, Indiana is changing the way Hoosiers will obtain Medicaid coverage in the aged, blind or disabled categories. Currently, when an individual applies for disability coverage, he or she is subjected to additional, more restrictive criteria by the state than the Social Security Administration (SSA) requires for its Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) programs. After June 1, Indiana will automatically enroll individuals that the Social Security Administration determines eligible for Sup…

Financial Assistance for Insurance

Family Voices Indiana shares the following resource from National Family Voices and Families USA:

According to a new national survey conducted by Enroll America and PerryUndem, a public opinion research firm, about seven in 10 (69 percent) uninsured adults are unaware that financial assistance to purchase health insurance is available to low- and moderate-income adults. Families USA has developed a number of fact sheets and reference tables to help inform consumers about new financial assistance for health insurance: Getting Help Paying for Health InsuranceGetting Extra Financial Assistance to Help Pay Health Care CostsIncome Guidelines for Getting and Using Financial Assistance for Health InsuranceIncome Guidelines for Getting Extra Financial Assistance to Help Pay Health Care Costs Families USA also has a resource center for more fact sheets that can help in answering consumer questions and an "enrollment assisters network" that anyone can join. They also solicit feedback o…