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LIHEAP Dear Colleague Notice on The Affordable Care Act

Published: August 17, 2012
Audience:
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Category:
Guidance, Policies, Procedures, Dear Colleague Notices

Date: August 17, 2012

Subject: The Affordable Care Act


Dear Colleagues

The Affordable Care Act, signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010, has made substantial changes to the United States health care system, ranging from expanded coverage for uninsured Americans to a reformed insurance marketplace.    

During the month of September, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be holding Regional Stakeholder Engagement Teleconferences with information on the new Health Insurance Marketplace & Expanded Insurance Options.  Please see the below listing of dates/times of these upcoming teleconferences, listed by region.  Also see the attached full invitation from CMS.  The Office of Community Services (OCS) encourages you to participate in a teleconference to increase your awareness of how the Affordable Care Act will impact you and your communities. 

OCS will continue to provide resources related to the Affordable Care Act and will post such information on our website as well.   As always, we appreciate your hard work and dedication to the important work of CSBG. 

Attachment: Affordable_Care_Act_Invitation.pdf

Sincerely,

 

Jeannie Chaffin
Director
Office of Community Services

 

Regional Stakeholder Engagement Teleconference with CMS
on Health Insurance Marketplace & Expanded Insurance Options
Registration is required
Phone lines are limited.  See the teleconference schedule below for call details and registration information. If you are unavailable on the date for your region, you may attend any of the other regional sessions.
Teleconference Schedule
*All times are expressed in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

 


CMS Host Region/City

State

Teleconference
Date and Time*

Registration information

I / Boston

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Please register at http://cmsbostonhie.eventbrite.com

II / New York

New Jersey and New York

Thursday, September 13, 2012
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

Please register at http://cmsnewyorkhie.eventbrite.com

III / Philadelphia

Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia

Thursday, September 13, 2012
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Please register at http://cmsphiladelphiahie.eventbrite.com

IV / Atlanta

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Please register at http://cmsatlantahie.eventbrite.com

V / Chicago

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin

Thursday, September 6, 2012
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Please register at http://cmschicagohie.eventbrite.com

VI / Dallas

Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas

Friday, September 14, 2012
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Please register at http://cmsdallashie.eventbrite.com

VII / Kansas City

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

Please register at http://cmskansascityhie.eventbrite.com

VIII / Denver

Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming

Monday, September 10, 2012
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

Please register at http://cmsdenverhie.eventbrite.com

IX / San Francisco

Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Pacific Territories

Friday, September 14, 2012
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Please register at
http://cmssanfranciscohie.eventbrite.com

X / Seattle

Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington

Friday, September 7, 2012
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Please register at http://cmsseattlehie.eventbrite.com