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Health Insurance for Afghan Arrivals

 Newly arriving Afghan immigrants are likely to have different statuses and documents than assisters are used to. The Afghan parole is a new kind of benefit eligibility category that was just created 9/30/2021, existing paper MassHealth/Health Connector application forms and the online application menus  do not yet show Afghan parole. We are waiting for guidance […]

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/nas/content/live/massloop/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 […]