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April, 2015
2 Thu 2pm - 3pm Discussion Call- State Health Insurance Marketplace Plans: New Opportunities to Help Smokers Quit
    2pm - 3:30pm Helping Easter Seals' Constituents Quit Smoking
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Discussion Call- State Health Insurance Marketplace Plans: New Opportunities to Help Smokers Quit

Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 2pm - 3pm

  • 63 spaces available.
  • Bookings end on April 2 at 1:00pm.

Join the American Lung Association on April 2, 2015 to discuss our new report, “State Health Insurance Marketplace Plans: New Opportunities to Help Smokers Quit.” The report examines coverage of tobacco cessation medications in health insurance marketplace plans. The report will be released on March 31, 2015.

Tobacco cessation treatment (helping smokers quit) is an “essential health benefit” in the Affordable Care Act, and plans sold in state marketplaces are required to cover it with no cost sharing. During the call, experts from the American Lung Association will discuss these requirements and the report findings, including:

• How many marketplace plans are meeting ACA requirements for tobacco cessation coverage?

• How does this vary by state?

• How can you find out what plans in your state are covering?

Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the report authors and discuss next steps for state policymakers, insurance plans and the public health community.

Please Note: The report will be released, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. If you are registered for this call, the report will be emailed to you on March 31, 2015 for your review before the call.