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As a result of the Affordable Care Act (federal health care reform), over 1.6 million Illinois residents, including qualified immigrants and legal residents, will soon have the opportunity to enroll into new forms of affordable health insurance coverage. Enrollment for new Medicaid and private insurance plans begins on October 1, 2013, with coverage starting on January 1, 2014.
While the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace will be a new tool that will available to help individuals and families understand their options, community-based organizations that already work with the un- and underinsured will be critical in helping to connect the most vulnerable with appropriate forms of coverage.
As a leader in the immigrant and/or refugee community, the Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition, Heath and Disability Advocates, and the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, along with our funding partners at the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, VNA Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, and Community Memorial Foundation, invite you to participate in a half-day meeting to learn more about the ACA and what you can do now to help your community be ready to connect with coverage.
Speakers will share best practices in reaching immigrants and persons with limited English proficiency, as well as provide updates on consumer assistance efforts, including Navigators and In-Person Assistor grants.
The meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 14 at the DePaul Center, 1 E. Jackson, 8th Floor from 8am – 12:30pm. Thanks to generous support from our funding partners, there is no cost to attend.
Given limited space, we ask that you limit registration to a maximum of two members of your senior leadership team (e.g. CEO, executive director, program managers, etc.).
Please RSVP by Thursday, May 8.
Please contact Kathy Chan, Director of Policy and Advocacy with IMCHC, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-491-8161x24 with any questions.