Social Work Webinar: Becoming a Certified Application Counselor for the upcoming ACA Open Enrollment Period

webinarphotoThursday October 16 at 2 pm ET

Becoming a Certified Application Counselor for the upcoming

ACA Open Enrollment Period

The second ACA open enrollment period kicks off on November 15, 2014 and social workers are needed to make it a success.  Learn how to become a Certified Application Counselor (CAC) – a trained volunteer who helps people enroll in health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.  This webinar will feature social workers in the field, who will share their experiences and offer best practices, based on their enrollment work in the first open enrollment period.  Also, step-by-step instructions will be provided for becoming a trained CAC.

This webinar is jointly sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care (SSWLHC).

Speakers:

Nikki Viverette, MSW, Navigator Program Coordinator, TN Primary Care Association, Nashville, TN

Katharine Briar-Lawson, PhD, Dean and Professor, University of Albany School of Social Welfare

Linda K. P. Mertz, MSW, LCSW-R, Former Co-Principal Investigator, Navigator Program, University at Albany School of Social Welfare

Pam Thompson, LCSW, Director, Social Services, Kootenai Health Care, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; and President, Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care

Pamela Nicholson, CAC Project Officer, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Tricia Beckmann, CAC Policy Lead, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Details:

Webinar link: https://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/cacwebinar101614/

Participant Number: 1-877-267-1577

Conference ID: 990 102 355

No pre-registration required

You can submit questions in advance regarding the CAC program to Partnership@cms.hhs.gov.

Resources:

Certified Application Counselor (CAC) program and basic eligibility criteria:

http://marketplace.cms.gov/technical-assistance-resources/assister-programs/cac.html

Enroll America CAC fact sheet:

Facts about the Certified Application Counselor Program

 

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