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ADVISORY: Maintaining Health Coverage During Life Transitions

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Contact: Katie Peters
Phone: 202.741.6285
Email: kpeters@americanprogress.org

Washington, D.C. — On Thursday the Center for American Progress will host a conversation to examine ways in which the new health insurance exchanges can provide seamless coverage for those who lose employer-sponsored insurance do to life transitions.

Nearly half of all Americans can be expected to go without coverage at least once over a 10-year period. Even small bouts of uninsurance can have negative outcomes on individuals’ health and financial stability. Key triggers of loss of coverage include: unemployment, reduction in work hours, changing jobs, moving, and divorce. COBRA benefits are currently the main option for people who lose job-based coverage, but take-up rates are low due to high costs at a time of reduced income.

At this event, a panel of experts will present data from a new policy brief and provide recommendations for the federal government and the states on Affordable Care Act implementation to maximize coverage during life transitions.

WHO
Opening remarks:
Topher Spiro, Managing Director for Health Policy, Center for American Progress

Panelists:
Ken Jacobs, UC Berkeley Labor Center
Beth Capell, Health Access California
Mark Iwry
, Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Retirement and Health Policy, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Helen Morrison
, Deputy Benefits Tax Counsel, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Moderator:
Ann O’Leary, UC Berkeley School of Law


WHEN
October 27, 2011, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


WHERE

Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
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