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September 22nd: Tuesday - Click HERE for Session Links

9:00am: Eligibility for EBD Medicaid

In this session, DHS policy experts explain the details of EBD Medicaid eligibility requirements and key considerations

Michelle Furr - Department of Health Services

Rachel Witthoff - Department of Health Services

10:15am: Preliminary Insurance

In this session, OCI license and policy experts will provide new assisters with the information they need to understand the basics of insurance and develop a good working knowledge of the complex rules governing consumer coverage. 

Eric Cormany - Office of the Commissioner of Insurance
Julie Walsh - Office of the Commissioner of Insurance

Conference Agenda

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Sponsor Information

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Conference Agenda

 

September 21st: Monday - Click HERE for Session Links

9:00am: How to apply for Benefits

In this session, DHS policy experts explain the ins and outs of ACCESS and applying for benefits.

Michelle Furr - Department of Health Services

Rachel Witthoff - Department of Health Services

10:15am: Eligibility for BadgerCare Plus

In this session, DHS policy experts explain the details of BadgerCarePlus eligibility requirements and key considerations.

Michelle Furr - Department of Health Services

Rachel Witthoff - Department of Health Services

September 22nd: Tuesday - Click HERE for Session Links

9:00am: Eligibility for EBD Medicaid

In this session, DHS policy experts explain the details of EBD Medicaid eligibility requirements and key considerations

Michelle Furr - Department of Health Services

Rachel Witthoff - Department of Health Services

10:15am: Preliminary Insurance

In this session, OCI license and policy experts will provide new assisters with the information they need to understand the basics of insurance and develop a good working knowledge of the complex rules governing consumer coverage. 

Eric Cormany - Office of the Commissioner of Insurance
Julie Walsh - Office of the Commissioner of Insurance

September 23rd: Wednesday - Click HERE for Session Links

9:00am: Healthcare Coverage

In this session, OCI license and policy experts will dive deeper into health insurance coverage specifically, reviewing key concepts and important terminology with prospective enrollment assisters. 

Eric Cormany - Office of the Commissioner of Insurance

Julie Walsh - Office of the Commissioner of Insurance

10:15am: ACA, Navigator, and CAC Part I & II

In this session, OCI license and policy experts will wrap up the pre-licensing series with a close look at the Affordable Care Act, the key policies outlined therein, and all the information needed to become a Navigator or certified application counselor.  

Eric Cormany - Office of the Commissioner of Insurance
Julie Walsh - Office of the Commissioner of Insurance

September 29th: Tuesday - Click HERE for Session Links

9:00am: Welcome and Announcements

Allison Espeseth - Covering Wisconsin

9:30am: A New and Unexpected Health Coverage Landscape: New Policies and Changes to Come

In this session we will hear from leaders at WI Department of Health Services and Office of the Commissioner of Insurance to address how they are responding to the pandemic and what may lie ahead. 

Jim Jones - Department of Health Services

Joanne Alig - Wisconsin Hospital Association
Nathan Houdek - Office of the Commissioner of Insurance

10:45am: Shifting Covering in Wisconsin and Helping Those with Job Loss

In this session, Donna Friedsam, Health Policy Programs Director for the UW Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) will walk us through the recent trends of unemployment and uninsurance in Wisconsin. Matt Valiquette of the Bay Area Workforce Development Board will lead a discussion about what we, as assisters and support workers, can do about it. 

Donna Friedsam - Institute for Research on Poverty
Matt Valiquette - Rapid Response & Job Centers

September 30th: Wednesday - Click HERE for Session Links

9:00am: Immigrant Eligibility for Coverage Programs & Empowering Immigrant Consumers with Facts about Using Public Benefits

This session will feature a presentation by Caroline Gomez-Tom, Director of Patient and Community Engagement at Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers and former CWI Expert Navigator on immigrant eligibility for health insurance programs as well as Megan Sprecher, an immigration and poverty law attorney for End Domestic Abuse of Wisconsin

Caroline Gomez-Tom - Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers
Megan Sprecher - End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin

10:45am: Panel of QHP Executives: Current Policies and Upcoming Plans

In this session, leaders of Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) serving Wisconsin consumers in 2021 will share their perspectives for the current insurance environment, plans for the year ahead, and other changes to services or policies that consumers and enrollment assisters should be aware.

Charles Russo - Molina Healthcare of Wisconsin
Jim Baird - WPS Health Solutions
Mark Rakowski - Children’s Community Health Plan

October 5th: Monday - Click HERE for Session Links

9:00am: COVID-19 Medicaid Policy Update & Tips for Assisting Consumers during the Pandemic

Autumn Arnold - Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Tokela Barnett - Milwaukee Health Services, Inc.

10:45am: Understanding and Addressing Disparities in Access to Coverage and Care

Aaron Perry - Rebalanced Life Wellness Association
Ramona Beltran - University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work

October 6th: Tuesday - Click HERE for Session Links

9:00am: The Importance of Health Care Coverage for Individuals Leaving Incarceration

Lars Brown - Department of Corrections
Rachel Witthoff - Department of Health Services

10:45am: Equitable Communication

Karen Nelson - City of Appleton
Patricia Sarvela - Partnership Community Health Center
Shamane Mills - Wisconsin Public Radio

October 7th: Wednesday - Click HERE for Session Links

9:00am: Best Practices for Remote Enrollment Assistance

With the continuation of the COVID-19 crisis, providing quality remote application assistance is more critical than ever. In this session, Arianna Anaya of Foundation Communities in Texas and Lourdes Godinez of Covering Wisconsin, share some of the best processes and strategies for serving consumers you can't meet face-to-face. 

Arianna Anaya - Foundation Communities
Lourdes Godinez - Centro Hispano of Dane County

10:45am: Closing Plenary - COVID and the OngoingValue of Enrollment Assistance

Karen Pollitz - Kaiser Family Foundation
Tara Straw - Department of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Sponsor Information

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q:

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A:

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