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Family to Family Health Information Center Annual Health Care Conference (Virtual)

September 14, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Family to Family Health Information Center is pleased to present another popular virtual webinar on Health Care Coverage Options and Benefits on September 14, 2023.


 9:00 – 9:05 am:  Welcome, Mary Dixon, F2FHIC Director

 9:05 – 10:00 am: Medicaid Programs & Redeterminations, Jay Bohn, DHS-DDD Medicaid Analyst

 10:00 – 10:30 am: IL Health Insurance for Immigrant Children and Families, Andrea Kovach, Senior Attorney, Healthcare Justice, Shriver Center on Poverty Law

10:30 – 10:45 am: BREAK

 10:45 am – 12:00 pm: Social Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), Josephine Mueller, Jack Myers, and Megan Forristall, Public Affairs Specialists,

Social Security Administration

12:00 – 12:30 pm: LUNCH

 12:30 – 1:30 pm: Medicaid Managed Care Coordination, Help with home-modifications, durable medical equipment, diapers, and more

Aetna Better Health Team, an Illinois Medicaid Managed Care Organization (MCO):

  • Mary Cooley, MS, BSN, RN, Health Services Officer, ABH-IL
  • Bret Deyo, ABD, MA, LPC, CADC. Senior Clinical Strategist, Region 1
  • Hector Barendt-Hernandez, MA, LCPC, CADC, Director of Care Management, ABH-IL

 1:30 – 1:45 pm: Break

 1:45 – 2:30 pm: Medicaid Waivers for Children-Parent Stories

Erica Stearns, parent of two children enrolled in the Medically Fragile Technology Dependent Home and Community Based Waiver

Ruth Aguilar, parent of a daughter enrolled in the Children and Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities Support Waiver

Faith Rosenshein Young, parent of a son enrolled in the DHS-DRS Persons with Disabilities Waiver

2:30 – 3:30 pm: Health Insurance Savings through the IL Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace, Stephani Becker, Associate Director of Healthcare Justice, Shriver Center on Poverty Law


Captioning available in English and Spanish

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September 14, 2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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