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Friday, January 05, 2018

Jan. 5, 2018 Outreach and Enrollment News

NEW -  Outreach and Enrollment Reporting

The previous HRSA Outreach and Enrollment Quarterly Progress Reports for Assists were discontinued as of Dec. 31, 2016.  New outreach and enrollment assist reporting was transitioned to annual reports via the Uniform Data System (UDS).  This report will cover assists from Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017 and is due in UDS by Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Health centers should report only on activities for this specific reporting period. For those using the PACHC Enrollment Assister Database, reporting is simple and reportable via an Excel spreadsheet or PDF format.  View the HRSA reporting changes and guidance.  Email further questions to For more information view the 2017 UDS Reporting Instructions


Excerpt from the 2017 UDS Manual: Provide the number of all assists provided during the past year by all trained assisters (e.g., certified application counselor or equivalent) working on behalf of the health center (employees, contractors, or volunteers), regardless of the funding source that is supporting the assisters' activities. Outreach and enrollment assists are defined as customizable education sessions about affordable health insurance coverage options (one-on-one or small group) and any other assistance provided by a health center assister to facilitate enrollment through the Marketplace, Medicaid or CHIP. Enter Number of Assists ________________



DATE CHANGE- Immigrant Coverage Options Webinar

Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 10:00 am - Join us for this informative webinar on immigrant coverage and get your questions answered.   What does it mean to be a "qualified" immigrant?  What is the five-year bar?  What state-funded Medical Assistance categories are available to very-low-income immigrants?  This webinar will cover the Medicaid immigration status requirements in depth.  We'll also discuss the option of Marketplace coverage and subsidies for certain immigrants who do not qualify for Medicaid. Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Click here to join.  Toll-free Access #: (800) 220-9875; Participant Passcode:15072594.


Health Plan Coverage Effectuation

Consumers who enroll in a Marketplace qualified health plan must pay their first monthly premium to effectuate their coverage. Consumers must pay this binder payment to complete the enrollment process and to begin their coverage on the effective date. Because of the 2018 Market Stabilization Rules some issuers can require repayment of delinquent monthly payments before issuing or renewing coverage. 

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