This blog post was written by Neil Bomberg, Program Director, Federal Advocacy at the National League of Cities.
You may not know this, but every city and town in America can become what the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is calling a Certified Application Counselor (CAC) organization. In simple terms, this means that staff of your city or town can be trained and certified to help residents apply for and receive benefits under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
To apply to become a CAC, click here.
If you want to learn more about becoming a CAC before signing up, including how to apply, training requirements, marketplace eligibility, enrollment requirements, Medicaid expansion and the streamlined application process, you can participate in one or more webinars scheduled for July 31 through August 7, 2013. Choose the session that works best for you and click on the webinar link below to register:
- Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 1:30 – 3:30 ET:
- Tuesday, August 6, 2013 from 1:30 – 3:30 ET:
- Wednesday, August 7, 2013 from 1:30 – 3:30 ET:
Visit HealthCare.gov to learn more about the Health Insurance Marketplace. Open enrollment begins on October 1, 2013 for coverage starting as early as January 2014.
If you have questions or concerns about becoming a CAC or about the webinars, contact HHSIEA@hhs.gov.