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Health Update -June 3, 2020

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 9:06pm -- Health-Law-Anno...

June 3, 2020 Health Updates

Three new developments that will reduce medical debt: 1. Retroactive eligibility, 2. Protecting more Medicare beneficiaries from balance billing 3. Fewer people charged copays.  Updates on 4. Student Health Plan Premium Assistance ending but students protected from losing MassHealth 5. IRS Debit Cards  and  6. MassHealth’s Summary of its Eligibility Flexibilities during COVID 19

1.      Retroactive Eligibility (Up to 90 Days) for Members Under the Age of 65


Updates on P-EBT, Online EBT Purchasing and SNAP interviews

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 10:50am -- FoodSNAP

We are sending two eblasts this AM.  The first are updates on P-EBT and online EBT purchasing. The second eblast will include two organizational sign-on letters:  One to the MA Legislature (House Leadership) on the MA SNAP Gap campaign; one to Congress on the next pandemic package. 

Note, there is NO SNAP zoom call tomorrow. Next SNAP Zoom call is Tuesday, June 9th at 10AM.  We will be doing SNAP Coalition meeting every other Tuesday for the next two month.

P-EBT Update:  

Register for trainings & alert to stimulus payment debit cards that look like a scam but are real

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 8:51am -- Health-Law-Anno...
Hi Folks,
We're forwarding lots of good info fr SNAP coalition including 2 upcoming trainings: June 1 on DTA benefits & June 17 for the  rescheduled Basic Benefit Training on Immigrants & public benefits. 

EBT card updates, register for trainings, fuel assistance

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 11:10am -- FoodSNAP
Thanks to everyone who called in to yesterday's Coalition meeting after the long weekend! At this point, we will be moving to bi-weekly SNAP Coalition Zoom calls. The next SNAP Coalition Zoom will be on June 9 from 10-11:30. In between Coalition calls, we share critical updates we receive from DTA or national partners by email! Please don't hesitate to reach out between calls with questions or issues. 
EBT card issuance changes at DTA = faster service


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