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Health Connector COVID SEP Ending 7/23; Meeting Reminder

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 9:36am -- Health-Law-Anno...
The Health Connector is not extending its COVID-19 special enrollment period (SEP). This special enrollment period will end tomorrow, July 23. 
 
That means today and tomorrow is the last chance for many people to apply for coverage through the Health Connector until the next open enrollment period. 
 

Rolling Rally reminder; Updated food insecurity data; Un-activated P-EBT cards; Pandemic Unemployment Update

Thu, 07/16/2020 - 5:46pm -- FoodSNAP
We are writing with a variety of updates and key information and remind you about Tuesday's SNAP Coalition Zoom meeting. We also want to remind you that this Monday, July 20th is the National "Rolling Rally" to urge the Senate to #BoostSNAPNow in the next COVID-19 package.

MassHealth benefit changes

Wed, 07/15/2020 - 4:56pm -- Health-Law-Anno...
Enhanced benefits in MassHealth Family Assistance.
The benefits available to people enrolled in MassHealth Family Assistance has just gotten a lot better for people with serious health conditions who need skilled facility-based care but don't need to stay in a hospital and can't safely return home yet.  Kudos to MassHealth for filling this gap in care for low income documented immigrants and children who don't qualify for MassHealth Standard or CommonHealth.
 

Updated P-EBT data; Target cities and towns for more P_EBT Outreach efforts

Tue, 07/14/2020 - 12:01pm -- FoodSNAP

DTA has kindly shared updated data on the number of P-EBT cards (individual cards issued to children) in all MA cities and towns.  Most eligible families were issued nearly $399 in total P-EBT benefits, either on their DTA EBT cards or through the  P-EBT card mailed to families.  DTA sent an email yesterday to SNAP partners with important information to remind families about P-EBT, see attached PDF.  

July 13 Health Update

Mon, 07/13/2020 - 3:16pm -- Health-Law-Anno...

 

Save the Date: Next Health Care Working Group –July 22, 2020 3-4:30

·         Health Connector –Rocky start for its new customer service vendor

·         More info on July 1 exemptions to MassHealth drug copays

·         MassHealth COVID-19 “Flexibilities” –Are they working as intended?

·         New Health Connector Informational Flyer with Information on Health Connector Benefits & Public Charge

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