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October 26, 2017

Maintaining Consumer Health Confidence in the Face of Changes

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It’s October, which means we once again celebrate Health Literacy Month, a time for organizations to promote the importance of clear, understandable health information. It’s also open enrollment season, with Medicare’s open enrollment running October 15 through December 7, the Federal Marketplace’s open enrollment starting up soon on November 1 and going through December 15, and many states holding their exchange open enrollment periods around the same time.

March 10, 2017

Friday Five - March 10, 2017

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In today’s Friday Five, we are sharing the five news stories that piqued our interest this week, ranging from the cost of health illiteracy to the potential look of Medicaid under the new Republican health care plan to a growing trend in telehealth applications.

March 07, 2017

In Conversations About Health Care in America, Health Literacy Must Remain in the Discussion

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As the new administration determines its approach for providing health insurance coverage for Americans, two things are clear: a disproportionate number continue to be lost in the health care system and the need for clear communication about health insurance persists. Research shows that many consumers lack a basic understanding of how the system works, what their options are, and how to get and use their benefits.

February 24, 2017

Friday Five – February 24, 2017

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Happy Friday! Today, our Friday Five series explores why health literacy must remain a top priority for health care providers, discovers what’s behind the new “HealthTap” integration in Amazon’s Alexa and shares an infographic with five tips for a healthier tomorrow.

October 31, 2016

A Quick Guide to Health Insurance

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Through our work at the MAXIMUS Center for Health Literacy, we know that health insurance continues to be a challenge for many consumers. To help bridge the knowledge gap so consumers can make informed health decisions, we must increase health insurance literacy.

July 15, 2015

MAXIMUS Health Literacy Leaders Presented at APHSA Webinar: Transforming Communications with Integrated Health Literacy Strategies

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On June 23, MAXIMUS and the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) hosted the Transforming Communications with Integrated Health Literacy Strategies webinar. Anita Light, Director of the National Collaborative at APHSA, Doug Howard, Senior Vice President of Business Development at MAXIMUS, and Nicole Donnelly, Director at the MAXIMUS Center for Health Literacy, co-presented on the importance of health literacy strategy for effective communications.

April 16, 2015

Plain Talk in Complex Times: Raising Awareness about Health Disparities in Minority Populations

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The MAXIMUS Center for Health Literacy hosted its fifth communication conference, Plain Talk in Complex Times, last month in Arlington, Virginia. The conference brought together nearly 200 professionals to share and learn best practices for communicating complex information to consumers.

Through panels, workshops, breakouts and plenary sessions, presenters offered insights that aligned with one of the five conference tracks:

February 26, 2015

Plain Talk in Complex Times: A Sneak Preview of our Fifth Health Literacy Conference

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The MAXIMUS Center for Health Literacy will hold its fifth communication conference, Plain Talk in Complex Times, on March 12–13, 2015 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, VA. Plain Talk brings together a unique audience of communication experts to share best practices and new ideas for engaging consumers.

February 03, 2014

Takeaways from AHIP Exchange Conference: More to Exchanges Than Technology

Technology is only part of the equation to a positive insurance exchange consumer experience.

January 27, 2014

MAXIMUS Chairman John Boyer Honored with RFK Ripple of Hope Award

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Joining the likes of Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Desmond Tutu, Bono and George Clooney, MAXIMUS Federal Chairman Dr. John Boyer has been awarded the 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award.

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