Do you have questions about how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will affect Medicare, the new insurance Marketplace, and the multiple sclerosis (MS) community?
MSAA offers an on-demand video and two archived webinars to answer your questions and provide understandable explanations of how these upcoming insurance changes will impact your healthcare needs. Please see below for more information!
Featuring Chris Sloan and Chad Brooker – Avalere Health
A change to health insurance coverage, known as the copay accumulator, may prevent prescription assistance coupons or rebates that you receive from drug manufacturers from counting toward your deductible. As a result, you could see dramatic increases in spending toward your healthcare costs. In this one-hour webinar, insurance experts from Avalere Health help explain how copay accumulators work, who is affected, the impact they can have on your finances, and steps you can take to fight back.
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In this panel-discussion interview, neurologist Dr. James Bowen and a nationally recognized health insurance expert discuss the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace as it specifically relates to the needs of the multiple sclerosis community. Some of the key topics include cost and coverage of MS medications, the benefits of a selecting a silver-level plan, ways to ensure access to care, expansion of Medicaid, and how to appeal coverage denial.
Aired: October 15, 2013
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted sweeping changes in healthcare reform including policies affecting Medicare. During this one-hour webinar, presenters Katherine Fitzpatrick of The Medicare Rights Center and Margaret Weisser of MSAA provide an understandable explanation of the new rules of Medicare under the ACA. Topics covered include an overview of common insurance terms (co-pay, co-insurance, etc.), an understanding of the broad changes to Medicare (Donut Hole closure, preventative coverage, etc.) and an explanation of Medicare Advantage Plans, Medigap & Part D Planning. The program concludes with a lively Q & A session and a listing of helpful resources on Medicare.
Aired: November 19, 2013
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has brought historic changes in healthcare reform, enabling many with multiple sclerosis (MS) to access healthcare services and prescription medication for the first time. Featuring Kent Rogers and Margaret Weisser, this informative webinar provides an understandable explanation of the new insurance Marketplace and sheds some light on specific MS healthcare issues such as access to medication, step-therapy pitfalls, and updates on MRIs and durable medical equipment. Also included is a discussion on Medicaid eligibility with an engaging Q & A session to conclude the program.