Fact Sheets

How to Cope with Depression

Older adults with a disability are at a higher risk of depression than older adults without a disability. Depression is a treatable medical condition that often goes untreated in older adults because: People do not seek treatment because they think that depression is a normal part of aging or a natural reaction to losses that […]

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How to Stay Physically Active

Regular exercise is essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and is recommended for everyone, including older adults with a disability. It is never too late to start exercising. Older adults often ask about the risks and benefits of exercise. Some questions commonly asked about exercise are: Will exercise make my symptoms (like fatigue, pain and […]

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Disability Etiquette – Tips for Interacting with People with Disabilities

This fact sheet is intended to offer guidance to navigators on communicating more effectively with people with disabilities as they are doing ACA enrollment. As described in NDNRC “Guide to Disability Healthcare Insurance Marketplace Navigators” basic disability etiquette involves treating people with disabilities with respect.  For example, speak to the person directly, not to the […]

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Tips for ACA Enrollees: From Coverage to Care – Persons with Disabilities

This fact sheet is intended to be a document that navigators can provide to people with disabilities to assist them in using their new insurance coverage consistent with the CMS “Coverage to Care” initiative. Q1. What is the HHS-CMS Coverage to Care Initiative? The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its Centers for […]

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Medicaid Buy-In*

This fact sheet is intended to give Navigators and Enrollment Specialists answers to the questions that people with disabilities may have about possible Medicaid Buy-In as a coverage option when they are looking into purchasing private insurance in the Marketplace. The Buy-In program is an optional Medicaid coverage group for working individuals with disabilities. Q1. […]

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Information for People on Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Waiver Waiting Lists

This fact sheet is intended to provide Navigators, Assisters and Certified Application Counselors with information about people with disabilities who are on the Medicaid Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver waiting list.  HCBS waiver recipients and their families can seek health insurance through the Marketplace or through Medicaid expansion if that is occurring in their […]

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Referral and Resource Lists

This fact sheet is intended to help Navigators identify what additional resources are available to assist consumers with disabilities as they make decisions related to their healthcare coverage. Q1. Are there other organizations that have experience dealing with specific disability populations which would be able to assist me with questions I have about that population? […]

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Process for Medicaid Eligibility

This fact sheet is intended to give Navigators, Assisters and Certified Application Counselors an idea of the questions and informational needs that people with disabilities may have about Medicaid when they are looking into purchasing private insurance in the Marketplace Q1. What is Medicaid? A. In all states, Medicaid provides health coverage for some low-income people, […]

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Civil Rights of People with Disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act

This fact sheet is to clarify some of the issues that may arise for Navigators when applicants and participants in the Marketplace need reasonable accommodations or policy modifications from Navigators, Assistors and Certified Application Counselors.1 It is intended to be a practical supplement that will help Navigators to evaluate how to best help consumers with […]

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Medical Supplies Benefits

This fact sheet is intended to help Navigators answer specific questions that people with disabilities might ask about medical supplies benefits when they are considering buying health insurance through the Marketplace Q1. What are medical supplies benefits? A. Health plans available through the Marketplace must offer rehabilitation and habilitation services and devices as essential health […]

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