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Elder Benefits BBT, MLRI hiring, and other updates

Please read below for a reminder about our upcoming Elder Benefits BBT, MLRI's open position for a Race Equity and Justice Attorney, the Health Connector's new SEP, and MassHealth's statement on the Trump Administration's discriminatory new interpretation of section 1557 of the ACA. 
 
Elder BBT
Our Basic Benefits Training on Elder Benefits will be presented via live webcast next Tuesday on June 30, 2020. This program is designed to provide legal services advocates, lawyers, paralegals, social and health services workers, and community activists with an overview and basic knowledge of public benefits available to elders. Please click here and select the "Elder Benefits Programs" for more information and to register. 
 
MLRI Seeks Race Equity and Justice Attorney:
MLRI is seeking a dynamic, creative, experienced attorney to take a lead role in policy advocacy, impact litigation and coalition-building to advance a statewide race equity and justice agenda that will address structural racism in laws, policies and practices that lead to and keep communities of color in conditions of poverty. Click here for more information on the position and how to apply.
 
COVID-19 Special Enrollment Period Extended to July 23
The Health Connector has extended its Special Enrollment Period once again, to July 23. Click here for the administrative bulletin, and click here for the Division of Insurance bulletin. 
 
MassHealth Statement on Section 1557 of the ACA and Protection of LGBTQ Individuals
In response to the Trump administration's new and discriminatory rule interpreting section 1557 of the ACA, MassHealth issued a statement confirming that this federal rule change will not alter MassHealth's commitment to provide medically necessary services to LGBTQ individuals, specifically including transgender individuals. Click here to read the full statement. 

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