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 Q:   Now that You're Covered This July 2015 fact sheet from the Small Business Health Collaborative outlines tips for the newly insured so that they can get the most out of their health insurance plans. Community organizations and brokers can share with consumers who are new to health insurance coverage.

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 Q:   Take Advantage of Preventive Services This July 2015 fact sheet from the Small Business Health Collaborative details the preventative services that all marketplace health insurance plans are required to offer. Community organizations and brokers can share with the newly insured.

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 Q:   Health Insurance Vocab This July 2015 fact sheet from Health & Disability Advocates defines important health insurance terms. Community organizations and brokers can share with the newly insured.

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 Q:   Maneuvering the Medicare and Medicaid Maze This July 2015 report from Health & Disability Advocates and the Make Medicare Work Coalition shares the experiences of professionals in helping older adults and people with disabilities navigate the health care system. The report is based on a survey of MMW membership that covered topics including Medicare and Medicaid enrollment, Medicaid redeterminations, and Medicaid managed care.

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 Q:   Reaching the Uninsured After King v. Burwell This June 2015 fact sheet from Health & Disability Advocates identifies the location of and demographic information for the remaining uninsured in Illinois. The fact sheet  promotes partnerships between navigators and brokers to connect the uninsured to health insurance with the marketplace.

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 Q:   Medicaid Coordinate Care: Who to Call and What to Know This July 2015 toolkit from the Make Medicare Work Coalition is intended for health providers and benefits counselors to assist consumers in using and navigating health insurance options under Medicaid Coordinated Care.

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 Q:   Ombudsman Contact Information  The Home and Community Ombudsman program is a free service for enrollees in the Medicare Medicaid Alignment Initiative. Ombudsman advocate for enrollee rights and solve problems with their services. This 2015 information sheet tells who to call for Ombudsman services.

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 Q:   What Happens After Enrolling in Medicaid Coordinated Care? This May 2015 timeline from Health & Disability Advocates and the Make Medicare Work Coalition outlines what  enrollees should expect from their managed care plans.

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 Q:   Eligibility Mistakes for Tax Dependents Healthcare.gov has been incorrectly counting Social Security income received by children and other tax dependents when calculating household income. The mistake can push a person's income over the Medicaid or CHIP eligibility threshold. This February 2015 alert for assistors and advocates explains the error and outlines steps to appeal incorrect eligibility decisions.

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 Q:   Advocacy with Medicaid Managed Care This March 2015 guide from the National Health Law Program reviews the laws and reporting requirements for Medicaid managed care organizations. The guide identifies where and how advocates and policymakers can locate data to promote accountability and quality care from managed care organizations.

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 Q:   Roundup of OE2 Q's The Georgetown University Centers For Children and Families and Health Insurance Reforms compiled a list of common questions raised during the second open enrollment period. The February 2015 FAQ covers tax-filing issues, counting household income and employer coverage.

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 Q:   Partnerships for Healthy Aging Healthcare and affordable housing providers learn collaboration strategies to better serve older adults in this December 2014 guide from LeadingAge.

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 Q:   Different Tax Docs State refor(u)m updated this chart in February 2015 to outline the new forms tax-filers must fill out because of the ACA. The chart identifies the purpose of the forms and who are required to complete them.

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 Q:   Appealing a Denied Insurance Claim The Wall Street Journal explains how to file an appeal if an insurer refuses to pay for treatments or medication.

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 Q:   Presumptive Eligibility in Your Hospital The Affordable Care Act allows some hospitals to enroll uninsured patients meeting basic eligibility criteria into Medicaid. Hospitals learn the steps to implement presumptive eligibility in this 2013 tool kit from Enroll America.

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