Did you know? Community Research Initiative is now AccessHealth MA!

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Did you know? Community Research Initiative is now AccessHealth MA!

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Outreach and Training

Presentations and Webinars

AccessHealth MA’s BRIDGE team and other specialized staff deliver presentations for case managers, clinical providers, and clients throughout the state.

Interested in having AccessHealth MA’s BRIDGE Team train your organization’s staff?

The BRIDGE Team can develop and provide trainings about HDAP, health insurance, and other benefits suited to the unique needs of your staff and your clients living with HIV. BRIDGE Team members can also provide individualized technical assistance on health insurance or benefits-related topics to clients living with HIV.

Questions?

Visit our Resources and FAQs page for more information. *If you would like to be added to our email list to be notified when our BRIDGE team is hosting a training, please click here.

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If you have any questions about BRIDGE, their trainings and webinars, health insurance enrollment, or other HIV-related trainings, please contact our BRIDGE team.

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I am so grateful for everything you do!

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Missed our most recent webinars? Watch them below

Individuals and families who enrolled in health insurance through the Massachusetts Health Connector. These Advance Premium Tax Credits (APTCs) are subsidies that lower the cost of your monthly health insurance premiums, which HDAP/CHII may have paid on your behalf.

The amount of APTCs you received, if any, were based on the income you estimated during the previous year when you enrolled in health insurance through the Massachusetts Health Connector. Clients who receive APTCs must file federal taxes for the year they received them and must reconcile the amount of APTCs they received using Form 8962.

*Please note this webinar was produced and recorded while AccessHealth MA was still known as Community Research Initiative (CRI). The program information has not changed and is still relevant.

HDAP Client Agreement Webinar Regarding Reconciliation of Premium Tax Credits Slide Deck

USEFUL LINKS

IRS Form 1040, Individual Income Tax Return (downloadable, fillable form)
IRS Form 1040, Schedule 2: Additional Taxes (downloadable, fillable form)
IRS Form 1040, Schedule 3: Additional Credits and Payments (downloadable, fillable form)
IRS Form 8962, Premium Tax Credit (PTC) (downloadable, fillable form)
IRS Form 8962, Premium Tax Credit (PTC) Instructions
Massachusetts Health Connector, Tax Information: Health coverage and your 2021 taxes

For questions about Premium Tax Credits, please contact BRIDGE team

Highlights from this webinar:

  • HDAP Program Updates and Reminders
  • Medicare Open Enrollment
  • Infectious Disease Drug Assistance Program (IDDAP) Description
  • BRIDGE Team Description
  • Open Enrollment 2022 & the Massachusetts Health Connector
  • CHII and Open Enrollment
  • Special Considerations for Immigrants
  • PrEPDAP and nPEP Reminders

*Please note this webinar was produced and recorded while AccessHealth MA was still known as Community Research Initiative (CRI). The program information has not changed and is still relevant.

2022 Open Enrollment Webinar Slide Deck 10.27.2021

This webinar reviews the HDAP application process, best practices when submitting applications and detailed instructions for completing the following HDAP applications:

  • Long Form
  • Short Form
  • Rapid Eligibility (RED Form)

*Please note this webinar was produced and recorded while AccessHealth MA was still known as Community Research Initiative (CRI). The program information has not changed and is still relevant.

HDAP/CHII 101 Application and Short Form Training Slide Deck

This webinar gives an overview of:

  • The HDAP and CHII programs
  • Program eligibility and enrollment process
  • Application tips and reminders
  • How the BRIDGE Team can assist you and your clients

*Please note this webinar was produced and recorded while AccessHealth MA was still known as Community Research Initiative (CRI). The program information has not changed and is still relevant.

HDAP/CHII Training Slide Deck

How can we help?

BRIDGE Team Support

Navigating Insurance: BRIDGE to care

Our BRIDGE Team helps clients understand the complicated insurance landscape and choose the best option for their unique circumstances. The BRIDGE Team is skilled at addressing barriers to coverage and can help clients access all the services offered by AccessHealth MA.

Learn more about BRIDGE Support

Financial Support

Comprehensive Health Insurance Initiative (CHII)

Our Comprehensive Health Insurance Initiative (CHII) helps people living with HIV enrolled in our HDAP program access the best health insurance available to them by paying their monthly health insurance premiums.

Learn more about CHII

Tax Credits

Need help navigating Premium Tax Credits?

The Affordable Care Act provides tax credits to eligible individuals and families who are enrolled in health insurance through the Massachusetts Health Connector. These Advanced Premium Tax Credits (APTCs) are subsidies that lower the cost of your monthly health insurance premiums, which HDAP/CHII may have paid on your behalf.

Learn more about Premium Tax Credits

Resources and FAQs

Have Questions?

AccessHealth MA has many resources and helpful information for clients, case managers, social workers, and any other individuals who help those living with HIV access health insurance and drug payment assistance.

Resources & FAQs

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Reach out to us at anytime

If you have any questions about BRIDGE, their trainings and webinars, health insurance enrollment, or other HIV-related trainings, please contact our BRIDGE team.

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