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Accessing Affordable Health Insurance: What Service Providers Need to Know

September 10, 2021

Join the Conversations – September 2021 Training 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 (1:00-2:30pm) 

(Live Streaming Webinar Format)

The phrase “Open Enrollment” can bring up a wide range of thoughts and feelings in the minds of service providers. There can be a sense of excitement and increased hope that the people they serve will be able to access the insurance they need to support their health needs, to be well, and to increase their quality of life. And the very same phrase – “Open Enrollment” – can also create anxiety as providers begin to think about timeframes and deadlines, understanding various models and options, and walking with and assisting individuals and families in understanding their choices and making their decisions. It’s all wonderful, but it can also feel like a lot to manage - in a limited amount of time.

This training is intended to support you for this critically important work that you do for people in real need by focusing on three key topics:

  • Massachusetts Health Connector
  • Medicaid (MassHealth)
  • Medicare (SHINE)

These experienced presenters will introduce and outline each of these programs and their associated resources – and effective access strategies. These presenters include:

Niki Conte, M. Ed

Associate Director of Public Outreach and Education,

Massachusetts Health Connector 

Jeanette Deroy

Regional SHINE Director,

Attleboro Council on Aging 

Cynthia Phillips, BSW, MSW

State Director of the SHINE Program

(SHINE - Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone)

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

There are NO REGISTRATION FEES for this webinar. 

This program is funded by North Shore Community Action Programs (NSCAP). 

Continuing Education Credits:

  • Social Work, Nursing, and LADC continuing education credits being pursued.
  • Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) continuing education credits are approved by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.  

To register, please complete the Registration Form that can be found through the following link: 

Register Now! 

Cancellation policy 

Sent on behalf of Dan Collier

Conversations for Caring or

Greater Lynn Senior 

Conversations exists to affirm, support, and assist in equipping the vital provider network of compassion, skill, and care that - everyday - attends and serves some of the most vulnerable in our neighborhoods and communities.