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Breaking News! Additional Benefits for Disabled Immigrants

As of 11/1 MassHealth will be providing additional benefits to immigrants with medical need. To ensure continued equitable access to health coverage regardless of a members’ immigration status, effective November 1, 2021, MassHealth will expand coverage of skilled nursing facility stays and community-based services for individuals on Family Assistance when the member meets a Nursing […]

Health Insurance for Afghan Arrivals

As Afghan immigrants arrive in Massachusetts it is important to understand their immigration statuses and what they will be qualified for. Andrew Cohen from Health Law Advocates developed this helpful presentation. We will continue to share resources that can help you work with Afghan families as they resettle in MA. CMS shared this flyer.

MassHealth Estate Recovery Training

MassHealth Estate Recovery On July 22nd MLRI, Margolis & Bloom and HCFA held a webinar on MassHealth Estate Recovery. You can watch the recording here or see the slide deck here. In May 2021, MassHealth amended its Medicaid estate recovery regulations to create additional grounds for waiving estate recovery on the basis of undue hardship […]

Immigrants & Public Benefits Training May 6, 2021

MLRI’s annual Basic Benefits Training on Immigrants & Public Benefits is  scheduled for May 6, 2021. Registration is through MCLE at this link https://www.mcle.org/product/catalog/code/2210099WBC This all-day training offers the nuts-and-bolts on how immigration status affects eligibility for public benefits. The trainers include both immigration and public benefits legal experts. This timely training will focus on the March 2021 Biden Administration’s action […]

Health Reimbursement Arrangements

Hi Loopers – have you worked with individuals who have offers of health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) from their employers? HRAs are an employment benefit in which an employer reimburses an employee for their health care expenses up to a certain dollar amount. There are new federal rules that allow employees to use HRA funds to purchase […]