Wednesday, November 12, 2014

New Health Care Law Webinars: The ACA and Immigrant Families

Health Insurance Options for Immigrant Families

November 13 at 4 pm ET
(3 pm CT2 pm MT1 pm PT)
To Join By Phone Only: Dial: +1 (480) 297-0022, Access Code: 160-972-179 For those joining by phone only, the Pin Number is the # key
Please join the HHS Partnership Center and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for a webinar (in English) on the benefits available to immigrant families through the Health Insurance Marketplace and how to get covered during open enrollment. Open enrollment starts on November 15 and ends on February 15, 2015. Please send your questions to ACA101@hhs.gov before noon on November 13.

Reaching Special Populations

Marketplace.cms.gov has a number of resources for special populations. You can visithttps://marketplace.cms.gov/outreach-and-education/special-populations.html for the full list. Below are the links to resources which were discussed during the call.

Disability Populations

National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative (NDNRC)  http://www.nationaldisabilitynavigator.org/

Cancer Support Community http://www.cancerinsurancechecklist.org

Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander populations

Report from Action for Health Justice (AHJ) entitled, Improving the Road to Coveragehttp://www.apiahf.org/sites/default/files/2014.10.14_Improving%20the%20Road%20to%20ACA%20Coverage_National%20Report.pdf


African American populations
Location of HRSA Community Health Centers near your community http://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/Search_HCC.aspx
Local help applying for health coverage https://localhelp.healthcare.gov/

Reminder: The Health Insurance Marketplace DIY Design Toolkit
There are some communications materials that CMS must create and others you can create yourself following a few simple guidelines. The more we become “brand champions,” the better 4

we’re able to define and differentiate the program from other programs run by CMS and from similar programs run by organizations outside of the federal government.

Affordable Care Act 101 Webinars for Small Employers
Health care continues to be an important issue for small business owners. The Small Business Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, and Small Business Majority are committed to helping businesses navigate the changes and opportunities in health care through the Affordable Care Act 101 webinar series.
Each week, small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in small business health insurance marketplaces. Other topics discussed include insurance reforms, the small business health care tax credit, and employer shared responsibility provisions. SBA and HHS representatives help small business owners understand the facts of the Affordable Care Act so they can make informed decisions about providing health insurance for their employees. 5

The webinar is offered on Thursdays at 2:00 pm ET every week; the webinar will also be offered in Spanish on alternate Tuesdays at 4:00 pm ET. To register for the webinar and to learn more about how the ACA affects small businesses, you can visit http://www.sba.gov/healthcare.

Schedule of English-language Weekly ACA 101 Webinars for Small Employers:
November 13, 2014 at 4 pm ETClick to Register  
November 20, 2014 at 4 pm ETClick to Register
December 4, 2014 at 4 pm ETClick to Register
December 11, 2014 at 4 pm ETClick to Register
December 18, 2014 at 4 pm ETClick to Register

Schedule of Spanish-language Bi-Weekly ACA 101 Webinars for Small Employers:
November 18, 2014 at 4 pm ETClick to Register
December 2, 2014 at 4 pm ETClick to Register
December 16, 2014 at 4 pm ETClick to Register

For more information on how the new health care law affects small businesses, check out www.sba.gov/healthcare.

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