EEs & CAAs
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This program is administered
by the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board (MRMIB).
Update on the Elimination of Application Assistance Payments
(Updated July 15, 2009)
As you may have recently heard, the Budget Conference Committee of the California Legislature adopted a proposal to eliminate funding for application assistance. The adoption of this proposal saves the State about $2.7 million dollars in General Funds for the upcoming fiscal year. On June 26, 2009, the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board (MRMIB), the State agency that administers the Healthy Families Program (HFP), announced that Enrollment Entity (EE) reimbursements will be eliminated for all assisted applications and Annual Eligibility Reviews (AERs).
EE reimbursements will be eliminated for all assisted applications and AERs received and processed after July 31, 2009. Assisted applications and AERs received or processed after that date will be denied payment due to elimination of State funding for application assistance. EEs should receive the final payment(s) in September 2009
On June 26, 2009, MRMIB sent a letter to all EEs who have been active within the last twelve months. This letter informed the EEs of the elimination of application assistance funding, provided detail on the process, and directed that they inform their Certified Application Assistants (CAAs) of the elimination of the application assistance funding. To view a copy of the letter sent to active EEs, click on the following link, Elimination of Enrollment Entity Reimbursement for Application Assistance.
The HFP and MRMIB will continue to support EE and CAA services after the elimination of the application assistance funding. This includes the CAA Reference Manual, Web Based Training, and EE Help Desk. The HFP and MRMIB wish to thank all of the EEs and CAAs for their important contribution to the uninsured children of California. Without your efforts, many children would go without health, dental, and vision coverage and you have helped the HFP become the largest children’s health insurance program in the nation.