Affordable Care Act Workshops for Practitioners
SSW in collaboration with the Community Service Society of New York (CSS)
Instructor: Diane Wenzler
October 18, 9:30-12:00 | $50
The Affordable Care Act: How it will Impact NYS Residents
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be going into effect in January, 2014. This monumental piece of legislation, which entails the creation of Health Insurance Exchanges, will require the coordination of health care professionals, the government and health insurance companies.
In this half-day workshop, learn what the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is and how it will impact New Yorkers.
- How will the new Exchanges operate?
- What types of plans are being offered?
- How will the ACA expand access to health coverage to the uninsured, immigrants and other groups?
- What financial assistance will be available to low and moderate income populations?
- What are the new health insurance requirements and potential penalties?
October 25, 9:30-12:00 | $50
The Affordable Care Act: Its Impact on Public Health Programs
Beginning January 1, 2014 the new rules under The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will begin to impact Medicaid and other public health benefits. This training will provide you with the information about how the ACA will impact Medicaid and how people will qualify for Medicaid under the new law. It will also provide information on ACA’s impact on other public health benefits and can be done if clients are enrolled in a health benefit that will be discontinued.
- Find out how families and individuals will qualify for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the new MAGI budgeting (Modified Adjusted Gross Income) and immigrants’ eligibility (including the undocumented).
- Learn about application and documentation procedures.
- Learn about ACA’s impact on Medicare, Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus and Healthy NY.
About the Instructor:
Diane Wenzler, Director of Benefits Plus Learning Center of the Community Service Society of New York Ms. Wenzler has 25 years of experience in working with advocates on public benefit programs, providing technical assistance, training and publications to social service providers on government benefit programs. She has authored the first through fourth editions of Benefits Plus, a comprehensive online resource manual on 60 different federal, state and local benefit programs and services. Ms. Wenzler develops new training curriculum and regularly conducts trainings on how public benefit programs work, as well as trainings on specific programs, including Cash Assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNA), Medicaid, SSI and more. In addition, she provides consultation service on public benefits for social service professionals seeking assistance in helping clients obtain and maintain benefits.
or call (212) 650-3850
*All participants are required to pay a one-time $20 registration fee each semester.