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June 16, 2017

Friday Five - June 16, 2017

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It’s Friday and this week in our Friday Five series, MAXIMUS is sharing how employers can better contribute to health care innovation, efficiencies and quality; states’ growing interest in Section 1332 waivers; and, the Department of Health and Human Services’ new analysis of the House-passed American Health Care Act.

June 09, 2017

Friday Five - June 9, 2017

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It’s Friday and this week in our Friday Five series, MAXIMUS is following an Ohio think tank’s call for greater flexibility at the state level for Medicaid program innovation; how work requirements for Alabama’s SNAP program led to a sharp drop in program participation; and, new reports showing what the House GOP’s American Health Care Act (AHCA) could mean for states with ongoing or newly implemented Medicaid expansion plans.

June 01, 2017

Improving Program Effectiveness and Consumer Experience Through Digital Solutions

Similar to the consumer world, citizens are expecting government services to be delivered in Digital Channels, allowing them to access those services at the time and method that works best with their schedule. By building services in the Online, Mobile, Text and Social Media channels, government agencies can maximize their reach to the citizens they are trying to serve.

April 21, 2017

Friday Five - April 21, 2017

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It’s Friday and this week in our Friday Five series, MAXIMUS is reading up on Republicans’ renewed attempt to pass health care reform; a new rule from CMS on quality data and its effort to “start a national conversation about improving the health care delivery system;” and, why states throughout the US – even red states – are considering expanding Medicaid. 

April 07, 2017

Friday Five - April 7, 2017

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It’s Friday and this week in our Friday Five series, MAXIMUS is following what State Medicaid directors predict for the program’s future; why Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries’ coverage could be at risk; and what a bipartisan approach to health care could look like. 

March 31, 2017

Friday Five - March 31, 2017

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This week in our Friday Five series, MAXIMUS is sharing what Jared Kushner looks to bring to the new White House Office of American Innovation; how Republicans can “quietly” enact health care reform at the state level using waivers; and, details on the administration’s new commission on opioid addiction. 

March 24, 2017

Friday Five - March 24, 2017

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This week in our Friday Five series, MAXIMUS looks at what concerns are being raised by Republican governors over the GOP health plan; proposed Republican changes to Medicaid; and how virtual appointments may be just what the doctor ordered to treat your everyday ailments.  

March 17, 2017

Friday Five - March 17, 2017

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Happy Friday from MAXIMUS! This week in our Friday Five series, MAXIMUS is following what governors and insurance commissioners think of repealing and reforming the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and potential changes to Medicaid; exploring what health care looks like in the digital age; and, is looking to financial planners for tips to stay protected against long-term care costs. 

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.

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 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.

October 15, 2015

October is National Health Literacy Month: How it’s Key to Improving Health Outcomes

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October has been designated as Health Literacy Month, which brings a renewed focus on ensuring that Americans understand how to manage their health care, and with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), how to manage their health insurance coverage. Health literacy is defined as the degree to which an individual has the ability to obtain, communicate, process and understand basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions.

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.

June 30, 2015

Featured Article in APHSA’s Policy and Practice: “State Transformation Opportunities for Health Insurance Coverage”

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Here’s a piece that Jan Ruff, MAXIMUS Senior Vice President and health policy expert, wrote for the June issue of Policy and Practice, the magazine of the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA). The article focuses on a specific section of the Affordable Care Act that provides states with unique opportunities to transform their health insurance programs.

April 22, 2015

Webinar on April 24: Continuing the Conversation on Opportunities for State Innovation in Health Insurance Programs

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In February, we hosted a live event at the Newseum surrounding the special provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that offers states the opportunity to take new approaches to their health insurance programs.  Section 1332, also known as the 2017 State Innovation Waiver, can be leveraged by states in designing and developing new ways to operate their public health insurance programs.

April 08, 2015

1095-A Tax forms: Frequently Asked Questions

With the April 15 tax filing deadline rapidly approaching, Americans are gathering their financial information and tax forms. For many health insurance marketplace consumers, this includes a new form they have received this year called the 1095-A, also known as the Health Insurance Marketplace Statement.

April 02, 2015

My Huffington Post Article on the 2017 State Innovation Waivers

I recently wrote an article titled “The Time is Now: Why States Need to Start Thinking About 2017 State Innovation Waivers” for the Huffington Post.

February 03, 2015

Live Event & Webcast on February 6th: Opportunities for State Innovation in Health Insurance Programs

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes a special provision for states to take new approaches to their health insurance programs: Section 1332. Commonly referred to as the 2017 State Innovation Waiver, Section 1332 gives states greater flexibility on how they can provide health insurance coverage to their citizens and support new initiatives for how they manage their Medicaid programs.

January 23, 2015

Preparing for IRS Form 1095-A, The Health Insurance Marketplace Statement

Here’s a piece that MAXIMUS President Bruce Caswell wrote for the Huffington Post on the new IRS Form 1095-A that many people will receive this month.

December 04, 2014

Components of a Successful Health Insurance Exchange Call Center

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This post was originally written by Eric Rubin for Healthcare Business Today, discussing important components for a successful health insurance exchange call center. To view the entire post, click here.

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