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November 02, 2016

Open Enrollment: Find the health insurance that’s right for you

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If you want to buy individual or family health insurance, your chance to sign up for coverage takes place during a certain time of year called open enrollment. Some people can get coverage outside of open enrollment if they have a qualifying life event, such as getting married or having a baby.

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.

October 17, 2016

Health Insurance Literacy: Communicating Access to Coverage

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As we mark the sixth year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), we can celebrate the enrollment of tens of millions of people who have historically been uninsured into health insurance programs. However, we also know that problems — particularly around health insurance literacy — still persist. Health insurance literacy is the degree to which individuals have the knowledge, ability and confidence to find and evaluate information about health plans, select the best plan for their financial and health circumstances, and use the plan once enrolled.

January 26, 2016

Looking Back & Looking Ahead for State Medicaid Programs

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2015 was another interesting year for Medicaid programs. There were many of the same issues at play as in 2014, most notably the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s effect on Medicaid enrollment. More states decided to expand their programs, talked about delivery and payment reforms extensively, and took big strides with their long-term care and dual eligible coordination of care initiatives. Through this range of issues that played out, we identified these notable trends

July 09, 2015

State Medicaid Programs and the Changing Dynamics of Pharmacy Benefits Management

MAXIMUS President Bruce Caswell wrote a column for the Huffington Post on the new, changing dynamics of pharmacy benefits management programs. An excerpt is below, along with a link to the full article.

March 02, 2015

CMS’ Duals Clarifications Enable State Innovation

Improving care at a manageable cost for people who are dually-eligible for Medicare and Medicaid is the heart of the latest demonstration initiatives from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This demonstration is titled “Enrollment and Retention Flexibilities to Better Serve Medicare-Eligible Medicaid Enrollees”. Specifically, CMS expands the demonstration to include a broad range of dually-eligible Medicare/Medicaid recipients under existing authorities, not just the fully-eligible populations comprising the current 13 state demonstrations.

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