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The latest health law updates for advocates and social service providers in Massachusetts.

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
Estate recovery? MassHealth?  
 
If this issue is new to you, please read on. Then, please take action by  contacting your state legislators to support a temporary COVID-19 relief bill. More to come on permanent reforms. 
 
As you probably heard over the weekend, the state has released new reopening guidance for Phase 2.  
 
Non-urgent procedures that had been postponed can now be scheduled once providers have attested to having COVID-19 precautions in place: 
 
Hello everybody, 
 

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

 

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. 
 

May 21, 2020 MLRI’s MassHealth and Health Connector Update & Save the Date for May 27 at 3

 

1. The COVID-19 "Special Enrollment Period" for private insurance has been extended to June 23, 2020: The SEP was slated to end on May 25, but today the Health Connector released an Administrative Bulletin extending the deadline for another month.

 

 
Thanks to those who were able to join our call today! The slides from the call are attached.
 
Hi Folks,
You should have just received an invitation to a Zoom meeting for the Health Care Working Group this Thursday at 3 pm.
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