Many Americans now have affordable health care as a result of MAGI (modified adjusted gross income) Medicaid (also known as Medicaid expansion) offered through the health insurance Marketplaces. Yet when these individuals become Medicare eligible, there are several steps they’ll need to take to ensure a smooth transition between the two programs.
Join us on Feb. 26 when the Medicare Rights Center will explain this transition in more detail. Specifically, this webinar will explain:
- The difference between MAGI and traditional Medicaid;
- What happens when an individual with MAGI Medicaid becomes eligible for Medicare and when their MAGI Medicaid ends; and
- How counselors can assist clients with a smooth transition, including walking them through the step-by-step enrollment/disenrollment process, and assessing their ongoing eligibility for benefits that can help pay for their health coverage.
About the Presenter
Emily Balkan joined the Medicare Rights Center in summer 2013 as a Client Services Associate. Today she focuses on both client work and policy, specifically for older adults and those with disabilities who have limited incomes. Emily oversees much of Medicare Rights’ low income benefit assistance work, and is involved in the Medicare Savings Coalition as well as the Coalition to Protect the Rights of New York’s Dually Eligible (CPRNYDE). Emily has extensive experience working older adults, individuals with disabilities, and individuals who are Deaf with mental illness. For several summers Emily volunteered at different week-long camps in upstate New York for individuals with developmental/physical disabilities and also inner city youth. She graduated from New York University with her Bachelors of Science in Social Work in 2013, and in 2015 graduated again from New York University with a Masters in Social Work.