State aging and disability agencies have seen a lot of changes in how the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) is implemented.
Join us March 23, 2022 for a webinar conversation with two Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) leaders who will talk about Medicare counseling past, present, and future.
For over 15 years, state aging and disability agencies have used funding from the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) to connect hundreds of thousands of low-income Medicare beneficiaries to subsidies that help them pay their healthcare and prescription costs. How has the way MIPPA activities are implemented changed during that time? What lessons—about partnerships, volunteerism, messaging—have we learned along the way?
Join us for a candid conversation about MIPPA with an out-going expert in the network and a state leader of the program:
- Judith Bendersky is the former director of the Alaska State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) and is soon retiring from her current role as a Field Supervisor in Washington’s Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA).
- Tim Smolen became the SHIBA Program Manager at Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner in January 2021.
We’ll share clips from a lengthier interview with Judith and talk with Judith and Tim about managing transitions within MIPPA, plus allow plenty of time for questions and answers.