Health Insurance Marketplace 101 for Certified Application Counselors - August 5, 2013

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A message from our colleagues at Families USA
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the application and additional guidance for organizations interested in training their staff and volunteers as Certified Application Counselors (CACs). CACs will help people apply for health coverage through federally facilitated marketplaces.

All marketplaces are required to set up a program to register and train Certified Application Counselors. In states with federally facilitated marketplaces, CMS will designate organizations that can certify their staff and volunteers as Certified Application Counselors. In order to be considered, your organization must submit an application. State marketplaces can choose to designate organizations or certify individuals directly.

If your organization is interested in being able to certify their staff or volunteers as Certified Application Counselors to provide application assistance in a state that will have a federally facilitated marketplace, CMS will be holding two webinars to provide information on the process. The webinars will cover: requirements for CAC organizations, how to apply to be a CAC organization, training requirements for CACs and information about enrollment through federally facilitated marketplaces.

The webinars will be held on the following dates and times:

Certified Application Counselors will play a crucial role in ensuring open enrollment is a success. We hope you can take advantage of this important opportunity!

For more information on building succesful outreach and enrollment programs in your state, please visit the Navigators and In-Person Assisters Resource Center.


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