Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Leaning In and Out Part 2

4 ways young adults can get covered this summer

          Young adults have several options for getting covered through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

1. Apply during a Special Enrollment Period

You may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period and not even know it. Did you recently get married, have a baby, adopt a child, or move? Did your student health plan just expire? If so, you may be able to get Marketplace coverage outside of Open Enrollment.

2. Apply for Medicaid and CHIP any time

You can enroll in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) any time of year. If you qualify, you can enroll right away.

3. Get covered on a parent's plan

You may be able to get covered under a parent’s health insurance plan until you turn 26. This is true even if you're married, not living at home, or not financially dependent on your parents. If you turn 26 and age off of a parent's plan, you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

4. Consider catastrophic health coverage

Protect yourself from the high costs of worst-case scenarios like accidents or serious illnesses. If you’re under 30, you can buy a catastrophic health plan that covers 3 primary care visits per year. Catastrophic plans cover these services and free preventive care before you meet your deductible.

 NASEM Announces CRIBB

Selected participants are beings sought to begin a Fellowship in January at the National African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and other Health Disparities, which is hosted by NAESM.  The participants will have hands on activities and complete required assignments throughout the year. Possible candidates are asked to complete a community leadership project of their choosing with help from an assigned faculty member. Once the participants complete the program, they are eligible to attend a Rites of Passage ceremony where they are honored for their hard work and praised as new leaders to the Black gay community.

The 2015 conference is scheduled to take place during the MLK weekend January 15-18, 2015 at the Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel located at One Hartsfield Centre Parkway Atlanta, GA. This conference will coincide with the H3/BGRG Summit scheduled to take place January 14, 2015. will offer another new and exciting opportunity for young Black gay men.

The selected individuals will participate in specifically designed workshops structured to increase their knowledge, skills, and leadership abilities in HIV/AIDS-related services, and/or other health disparities and social justice issues. The 2015 CRIBB Fellowship will enroll up to 12 candidates who are Black gay men, ages 18 to 25.

The purpose of the Fellowship is to provide these young men with not only leadership training, but also support that will strengthen their involvement in reducing HIV/AIDS, other Health Disparities and social justice inequities within the African American MSM community. In order to participate, the Fellows must complete an application process that includes completing demographic information, answering five essay questions, providing two letters of recommendations, and participating in personal interviews. For more information hit up the link

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