Entries by HCAN


Time to Rock Enrollments

          What does rock have to do with enrollments? Everything. Yes, everything. Hear me out. Background Here at HCAN, I have been rocking out to new information at the federal level and providing updates to the Certified Application Counselors (CACs) in a timely manner. Back in September, there was a 1½ […]

HCAN CEO addresses the Health Center Funding Cliff

Healthcare has dominated much of the political and public debate in the last twelve months.  Repeal, replace, subsidies, CSRs, who’s in and who’s out of the Marketplace, how many insurers are in a given county.  With the introduction of the Graham-Cassidy bill last week, there is one more attempt to fundamentally change how healthcare is […]


New Special Enrollment Confirmation Process Announced

On February 24, 2016, CMS announced a new Special Enrollment Confirmation Process. Once the new Special Enrollment Confirmation Process is implemented, all consumers applying through the most common HealthCare.gov special enrollment periods (SEPs) will be directed to submit documentation to verify their eligibly to use an SEP. CMS will then review the documents to ensure consumers […]

Tax Season Spotlight

NOTE: This version of the assister newsletter revises the Tax Season Spotlight where the hyperlinks to resources were initially defective. This tax season, the Marketplace and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have told consumers that they must have had Minimal Essential Coverage (MEC) to avoid paying the penalty for the 2015 benefit year. If a consumer […]

Coverage Gap SEP in Non-Medicaid Expansion States (Reminder)

Reminder: A consumer may qualify for the Medicaid Coverage Gap Special Enrollment Period (SEP) if the consumer: Resides in a non-Medicaid expansion state; Was previously ineligible for advance payments of the premium tax credit (APTC) solely because of a household income below 100% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL); Was ineligible for Medicaid during that […]

Marketplace Updates: EDN Changes and Future OE Dates

NEW: Disqualifying Income Now Listed on Eligibility Determination Notices On April 1st, CMS updated the Marketplace Eligibility Determination Notice (EDN) sent to consumers who are found ineligible for advance payments of the premium tax credit (APTC), cost-sharing reductions (CSRs), Medicaid or CHIP. The notice will now include the household income that the Marketplace used to […]

Keshia Bradford Wins Emerging Leader Award in Washington, DC

Keshia Bradford, MPA, Director of Outreach and Enrollment & Strategic Initiatives for the Health Center Association of Nebraska (HCAN) was awarded George Washington University’s Geiger Gibson Emerging Leader Award in Washington, DC.

The award was given during the National Association of Community Health Center’s Policy & Issues Forum held in Washington, DC from March 16-19, 2016.

3 FTCA webcasts to prep for CY 2017 FTCA Deeming Requirements PAL on March 31, April 6, and April 7

Technical Assistance  (TA) Webcasts for Calendar Year (CY) 2017 Requirements for the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Medical Malpractice Coverage Program  for Health Centers – In anticipation of the release of the CY 2017 FTCA Deeming Requirements Program Assistance Letter (PAL),  BPHC has scheduled three webcasts: General Information and Risk Management,  Thursday, March 31, 2016, 2:00 […]