Media & Policymakers RESOURCES
Starting Strong for Community Health! Webinar: Application for Benefits Eligibility (ABE)
To listen: click here
Learning Objectives for this Webinar:
- Build on the basic information presented in HFS’s ABE webinar by walking through two enrollment scenarios
- Gain an understanding of how and which ABE enrollees will choose care coordination entities
- Gain an understanding of who should enroll in CountyCare and who should enroll in ABE prior to January 1, 2014
- Gain and understanding of the long term vision for ABE and the Integrated Eligibility System (IES)
Letter to Insurance Payor about Breast Pump Coverage from Illinois Academy of Pediatrics
By implementing benefits coverage for both electric and manual breast pumps, health care plans and employers have an opportunity to impact positively the health of employees and children while enhancing quality and lowering health care costs. We encourage you to partner with health professionals to ensure that mothers receive the resources that they need to be able to continue to breastfeed. The goal of mothers exclusively breastfeeding at 6 months and beyond will never be achieved without this support.
Federal Support for Breastfeeding Under the ACA
Support for Breastfeeding under the ACA is detailed in this report. Requirements for businesses, coverage of breastfeeding supplies and support, preventive services, and The National Breastfeeding Helpline are discussed.
Starting Strong for Community Health Webinar: Connecting the Unbanked to Coverage
This Powerpoint from EverThriveIllinois details the content of a recent webinar, including understanding why people are unbanked and the unique challenges they face, payment methods available for people paying premiums on insurance from the Illinois health insurance marketplace, and resources to help individuals become banked. Webinar Audio here.
Zip Code Search for A Navigator Near You
You can talk to someone for free about your health coverage options. There are specially trained counselors, called Assisters or Navigators, near you to talk to you face-to-face or over the phone, and to help you find and apply for the right coverage for you and your family.
Illinois Health Insurance 101
What’s changing? What are my options? What plans are available? What plan is for me: making the most of the Marketplace? What are my rights?
Find out answers in Illinois Health Insurance 101, a pdf resource from Illinois Pirg Education Fund.
County Care Network Update
Powerpoint Prepared for: CountyCare Network Providers & App Assisters
September 24, 2013 (revised 10/1/13)
Kaiser Family Foundation New FAQs Help Consumers Understand How Obamacare May Affect Them
On Oct. 2, the Kaiser Family Foundation released an expanded list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to help consumers better understand the ACA, also known as Obamacare. Through more than 150 questions and answers, the collection provides guidance to consumers about the law and how it applies to people in different circumstances. The questions address such topics as “Who is eligible for Marketplace premium tax credits?” and “What is a grandfathered plan? How do I know if I have one?”