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MLRI: Healthcare Access Programs

Basic Public Benefits Advocacy Trainings

  • Product Number: 2240081P01
  • CLE Credits, earn up to:
    5.5 substantive credits, 0 ethics credits CLE Credit Note
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    Product Description

    Available in-person at MCLE's Conference Center and via live webcast.

    This training is designed to help attendees understand MassHealth and other subsidized health programs available to people under age 65 in Massachusetts. The morning program will provide an overview of the eligibility requirements for MassHealth and the process for applying and enrolling in coverage. It will also provide an update on the “unwinding” from policies put in place during the COVID-19 public health emergency affecting MassHealth, the Health Connector and Health Safety Net programs. The afternoon program will provide an overview of subsidized coverage from the Health Connector in its Connector Care program and practical troubleshooting tips for resolving common eligibility and access to service problems with MassHealth and the Health Connector. This training will give outreach workers, social workers, providers, and advocates an upto-date nuts-and-bolts overview of eligibility issues, and how to assist their patients and clients in becoming enrolled and maintaining coverage. The training is designed for new advocates but will also be helpful for experienced advocates looking for a review and update. Detailed online materials will be provided.

  • Agenda

    Agenda & Materials

    • 9:30am - 9:35am

      Welcome and Introduction

    • 9:35am - 10:35am

      Eligibility for MassHealth and the Health Safety Net (CMSP & HSN)

    • 10:35am - 10:45am

      Networking and Refreshment Break

    • 10:45am - 11:45am

      How to Apply for Public Health Insurance Benefits

      Sonia Amado, Boston, City of/Public Health Commission , Boston
    • 11:45am - 12:30pm

      Eligibility & Enrollment in ConnectorCare

      Hannah Frigand, Health Care For All , Boston
    • 12:30pm - 1:30pm

      Lunch (on your own)

    • 1:30pm - 2:45pm

      Troubleshooting and Appeals

      Nancy J. Lorenz, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services , Boston
    • 2:45pm - 2:55pm

      Networking and Refreshment Break

    • 2:55pm - 3:40pm

      MassHealth 2024: Preparing for What's Ahead

    • 3:40pm - 4:00pm

      "Ask the Experts" Q&A Session and Key Takeaways


    Please Note

    MCLE webcasts are delivered completely online, underscoring their convenience and appeal. There are no published print materials. All written materials are available electronically only. They are posted 24 hours prior to the program and can be accessed, downloaded, or printed from your computer.

  • Faculty



    Sonia Amado, Boston, City of/Public Health Commission, Boston
    Hannah Frigand, Health Care For All, Boston
    Nancy J. Lorenz, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston