The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed into law on March 11, 2021 as a signature effort to assist in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and the related economic downturn. Included as part of the sweeping legislation is a program to fully subsidize COBRA coverage for six months starting in April of 2021. This expert perspective provides a short overview of COBRA and mini-COBRA, the major elements of the ARPA COBRA Assistance program, and considerations for state policymakers related to the program.
Individual Eligibility Appeals Webinar
Melinda Dutton, Partner, Manatt Health Solutions Kinda Serafi, Counsel, Manatt Health Solutions
Introduction & Overview
The State Coverage Initiatives program, in coordination with the State Network, hosted a webinar on September 23, 2013 that discussed individual eligibility appeals. Melinda Dutton and Kinda Serafi from Manatt Health Solutions facilitated this webinar with state respondents from Illinois and Rhode Island. The webinar provided an overview of appeals requirements put forth in the regulations, including:
-State options for delegation of MAGI Medicaid and Exchange appeals;
-The standards for components of the appeal process, such as for appeal notices, appeal requests, pended benefits, informal resolution, hearings, and appeal decisions;
-The due process and procedural rights of the appellant; and
-Requirements for coordination between agencies and appeals entities.
The webinar slides can be found at the “download” button and a webinar recording can be found here.