Eligibility and Enrollment

Many states began moving forward with their plans to expand Medicaid even before the Supreme Court’s 2012 ruling on the ACA. Other states have more recently decided to pursue expansion, with a number pursuing non-traditional Medicaid alternatives. This webinar will provide a closer look at the various ways states are expanding Medicaid to those who […]

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  • The eight states participating in the Maximizing Enrollment program aimed to simplify and streamline enrollment and renewal policies, systems and processes for Medicaid and CHIP and prepare for ACA implementation.  These state profiles offer a snapshot of the states’ work within the program by highlighting the following: Where states started; Major Simplifications Implemented as a […]

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    January 14, 2014 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment
  • Enrollment

    States have been working to improve public health coverage program application, enrollment and retention systems for individuals and families for decades. Beginning in the 1990’s and inspired by the flexibility offered under the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), states have piloted and implemented policies aimed at increasing enrollment of eligible populations, reducing enrollment and renewal […]

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    January 14, 2014 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment
  • Publications

    Various types of assisters are at work across the country to support consumers with enrollment in health coverage. Consumers will be screened for eligibility for both Medicaid and the marketplace and will be referred to the appropriate program for enrollment, regardless of where they first seek coverage. State Medicaid agencies can play an important role […]

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    January 10, 2014 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Publications
  • State Health Policy Blog

    By Carla Plaza January 2014 The start of a new year is a time for reflection and making resolutions. A new year also brings renewed hope, and in 2014, many individuals and families will have access to health insurance coverage, perhaps for the first time. Given all the attention to enrollment and coverage due to […]

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  • Publications

    Since 2009, eight states participating in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Maximizing Enrollment program have worked to streamline eligibility and enrollment systems, policies, and procedures. Through the course of the program, state teams pursued programmatic change both to realize their own visions for coverage, and to respond to environmental shifts including a recession, elections, and […]

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    December 19, 2013 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Publications
  • Publications

    Cutting down on required paperwork submissions and increasing the use of electronic income verification in Medicaid and CHIP can reap positive dividends for states, helping them to: eliminate enrollment and renewal barriers, reduce “churning” of individuals losing and regaining coverage, increase administrative efficiencies, reduce costs, and maintain program integrity. In Massachusetts, officials for MassHealth, the […]

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    December 2, 2013 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Publications
  • Publications

    In this eBook, state experts discuss the latest strategies to help eligible individuals enroll in and keep public coverage. Since 2009, states participating in the Maximizing Enrollment program have worked to revamp cumbersome, paper-driven enrollment processes and modernize eligibility systems and policies in advance of the changes required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This […]

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    November 22, 2013 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Publications
  • Publications

    The topic of this meeting will be using innovative technology in eligibility and enrollment. We are looking forward to seeing in person their E-Find and MyCase systems as well as their use of online chat and text messaging to communicate with applicants and enrollees. Click for the eBook 7.6 MB  

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    November 21, 2013 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Publications
  • Webinars

    Individuals and families began to explore options and enroll in coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on October 1, 2013. States now have nine weeks of experience with open enrollment under their belts and can share early lessons learned in what worked and what did not, and managing the rough spots. During this Maximizing […]

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    November 8, 2013 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Webinars