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First Friday Forums

Provides information, updates, training and advocacy for community based organizations, health care providers, outreach workers, Navigators and anyone who desire to help the most vulnerable. Learn about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Apple Health and Medicaid programs, publicly sponsored programs, King County ORCA Lift program, application process, how to problem solve health care enrollment issues and access to health care services.

Members

Any community-based agency, governmental agency, hospitals, outreach agency or individual who want to collaborate with community partners and learn more about publicly sponsored programs.

When and where we meet

First Friday of every month (except July) from 9 am to 11 am

We are currently holding the forums in a hybrid setting via Zoom using the link below and in person at Tukwila Community Center.

Recent meeting minutes

For meetings older than 3 months, please contact Ben Huh for assistance at bhuh@kingcounty.gov

Download November 2023 meeting minutes (Zip file, 10.6 Mb)

  • Agenda
  • Chat transcript from the meeting
  • WA State Dept. of Social and Health Services (DSHS)
    1. Classic Medicaid Information
    2. Backlog Reduction Project
    3. Diaper-Related Payment
    4. Washington Connection Chatbot
    5. Afghan and Ukrainian Humanitarian Parolees
  • WA State Health Care Authority (HCA)
    1. Health Care Authority (HCA) updates
    2. Apple Health premiums
    3. Engagement opportunities
    4. Retro coverage
    5. Resources
  • Getting to know Medicare
    1. Who is eligible for Medicare
    2. Medicare enrollment periods, explained
    3. Understanding your Medicare options
    4. Helpful resources
  • Northwest Health Law Advocates (NoHLA)
    1. Classic Apple Health Redeterminations Issue
    2. Essential Health Benefits Package Review
    3. NoHLA Webinar
    4. Immigrant Health
  • WA Health Benefit Exchange
    1. 2023 Fall Enrollment Report
    2. Income Reporting Errors & Reinstatements
    3. Tax Credit Denial
    4. Open Enrollment Reports
    5. Partner Toolkit
    6. Open Enrollment Readiness LMS Page
    7. Qualified Health Plan (QHP) Grace Periods for Immigrant Health Coverage Population
    8. Immigrant Health Coverage Resources
    9. Navigator Support

Download October 2023 meeting minutes (Zip file, 9.5 Mb)

  • Agenda
  • Chat history
  • WA State Dept. of Social and Health Services (DSHS)
    1. Classic Medicaid Information
    2. Backlog Reduction Project
    3. Disaster Cash Assistance for Wild Fiers
    4. EBT Card Skimming
  • WA State Health Care Authority (HCA): Family Planning Only Coverage
    1. What is Family Planning Only (FPO)
    2. What is covered
    3. Pharmacy contraceptive access survey
    4. How to apply
    5. Other updates
    6. Provider trainings
  • WA State Health Care Authority (HCA)
    1. Health Care Authority (HCA) updates
    2. Apple Health premiums
    3. Engagement opportunities
    4. Retro coverage
    5. Resources
  • Northwest Health Law Associates (NoHLA)
    1. Insurance Protection Updates
    2. Ground Ambulance Surprise Billing
    3. Safety Net Protection Updates
    4. Hospital Charity Care Guidance
    5. Immigrant Health
  • Project Access Northwest
    1. Programs overview
    2. Premium Assistance Process
    3. Client Requirements
    4. Open Enrollment
    5. Application
  • WA Health Benefits Exchange (WAHBE)
    1. Fall Training
    2. Open Enrollment
    3. 2024 Expected Market: Overview
    4. Cross-Mapping From 2023 Plans to 2024 Plans
    5. 2024 Cascade Care Plan Landscape
    6. 2024 Qualified Dental Plans
    7. ...

Download September 2023 meeting minutes (Zip file, 6.6 Mb)

  • Agenda
  • Chat transcript from the meeting
  • WA State Dept. of Social and Health Services (DSHS)
    1. Classic Medicaid Information
    2. Backlog Reduction Project
    3. Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents
    4. Replacing Stolen Basic Food Benefits
    5. WorkFirst Sanction Changes
    6. Mobile CSO
  • WA State Employment Security Dept. (ESD)
    1. Paid Family and Medical Leave
  • WA State Health Care Authority (HCA)
    1. Health Care Authority (HCA) updates
    2. Resumption of premiums
    3. Apple Health renewals
    4. Continuous Eligibility for kids under age six
    5. Resources
    6. Retro coverage
    7. Engagement opportunities
  • Northwest Health Law Associates (NoHLA)
    1. Updates on Benefits
    2. Essential Health Benefits Public Meetings
    3. Immigrant Health
    4. Reproductive Health Resources
    5. Reminder: Hospital Charity Care Rules
  • WA Health Benefits Exchange (WAHBE)
    1. Open Enrollment
    2. Trial Eligibility
    3. Cross-Mapping
    4. Federal Tax Information Consent
    5. Assister Materials: Immigrant Health Coverage
    6. Webinar Immigrant Health Coverage
    7. Fall training
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