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Legislative Update

from Indiana Association of United Ways: Follow along during the 2017 legislative session The  Indiana General Assembly  is more than one month into session and committees are actively meeting to hear bills before the crossover deadline.   Links to help you follow are below:  WFYI's  Following Along in the Legislative Session Standing Committee Rosters Senate Committee Calendar ,  House Committee Calendar Bills for the 2017 Session IaUW's  Budget Tracking  for Key Human Services Programs IaUW Bill Tracking List Legislative update webinar available now IaUW partners with the  Indiana Coalition for Human Services  to bring you updates during the legislative session.  The first update webinar was recorded on January 30.  View the 16 minute recording .  We will continue to share updates about the progress with legislation affecting working Hoosiers, children, seniors and people with disabilities. Additional legislative update webinars will be

Important Information for Hoosier Care Connect Members

from FSSA: Dear Hoosier Care Connect Stakeholder: The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) has been informed that, effective  April 1, 2017 , MDwise will no longer be an authorized health plan for Hoosier Care Connect. Both Managed Health Services (MHS) and Anthem will remain with the program, so current Hoosier Care Connect members will have the option to choose either MHS or Anthem to coordinate their care. FSSA is working with MDwise, MHS, Anthem and our contractors to coordinate a communications plan to inform members and other stakeholders of this important change. Members who are currently served by MDwise will receive a letter in the next week, and a second letter approximately  one week later , informing them that there will be a one-month, open enrollment period, starting  February 15, 2017 . Members who have not chosen either MHS or Anthem by  March 15, 2017 , will be assigned to one of the two remaining health plans. The auto-assignment proce

Save the Date! Family Voices Indiana First Annual Conference Oct 6

Save the Date! Family Voices Indiana Heart to Heart Conference Designed for parents of children and youth with special health care needs, and the professionals who serve them Friday, Oct. 6, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location: North United Methodist Church, 3808 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN. Free parking is available at the conference site. Registration for families and professionals will be open this summer. Companies and organizations interested in sponsorship or exhibitor space, please contact Beth at  conference@fvindiana.org .

Advocate to Save the ACA

AAHD firmly believes that the ACA was an important step forward for people with disabilities in providing greater access to health insurance coverage. Last month, we released a statement calling on Congress and the new administration to responsibly address health care reform and not remove vital protections which the ACA provided for people with disabilities. To read the AAHD full statement,  click here . As part of our National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative (NDNRC) project, we also further outlined those eight vital protections provided by the ACA which we believe should be made part of any ACA replacement plan. To read the NDNRC statement,  click here . If you would like to join our efforts in supporting these important protections provided by the ACA, here are some recommended activities you can take. 1.  Call or Fax your Representative/Senator . You can use this toll-free number: 866-426-2631 . This number is provided by SEIU. Once you call-in, you will be given