Positive Resource Center (PRC) is very proud to be the sponsor for San Francisco’s first Open Enrollment Boot Camp for front line HIV workers, which happened last Wednesday, October 21st!
The learning objectives for the training were to:
- Explain how to navigate clients through enrollment in Covered CA, ADAP, OA-HIPP, and Medi-Cal Expansion.
- Describe the different roles SF HIV Frontline Workers play in supporting client benefits continuity.
- Identify at least two ways to collaborate with other providers to resolve client benefits issues.
Boot camp was attended by over 60 social workers, case managers, ADAP enrollment workers, peer navigators, and many more whose shared goal is to better serve San Francisco’s HIV community.
PRC is honored to support the work of front line workers, and reminds everyone that Open Enrollment starts this Sunday, November 1st!
Important income eligibility changes have been made to AIDS DRUG ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ADAP) and OFFICE OF AIDS- HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM PAYMENT (OAHIPP) program. Because of these changes, many more people may be eligible for these programs, and eligibility may discontinue for others.
As of June 24, 2015, the income eligibility criteria for ADAP/OAHIPP changed to individuals with a Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) that does not exceed 500% of the Federal Poverty Level per year based on family size and household income. Now, single individuals with a MAGI of no more than $58,850 per year may be eligible for ADAP/OA-HIPP. For a household of two, the income limit is $79,650. Previously, the maximum qualifying income limit was $50,000 adjusted gross income per person. The old rule did not consider family size or household income.
For more information about changes to ADAP/OAHIPP, please contact our Equal Access to Healthcare Program at 415-777-0333.
At the end of June, EAHP completed its first year of service. The program served over 268 clients and conducted 13 outreach and training events. Recently, we published EAHP’s first annual report, which describes program services and highlights client struggles in navigating the healthcare system.
While the focus of the program is always squarely set on our clients, I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge and give thanks to all the people who have made the program a success. The EAHP team and the entire Benefits Counseling staff deserve recognition for providing the highest level of service to San Francisco’s HIV/AIDS community. I extend thanks to our community partners that have supported EAHP and helped inform the community of our services. Finally, I want to thank our funders, the San Francisco Department of Public Health and Gilead Sciences, Inc.
As EAHP moves into its second year, we aim to provide even better client-centered advocacy and counseling to overcome barriers to healthcare access!