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EBSA News Release: [03/29/2010]
Contact Name: Gloria Della or Peter Ashkenaz
Phone Number: (202) 693-8664 or x 6145
Release Number: 10-0403-NAT

Federal agencies hold 1st meeting of Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program and Employer Sponsored Coverage Coordination Working Group

WASHINGTONThe U.S. Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services will hold the first meeting of the Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program and Employer Sponsored Coverage Coordination Working Group on April 26 in Washington at the Omni Shoreham, 2500 Calvert St. NW.

The working group will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT to hear public testimony from witnesses. The meeting is open to the public. The Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 requires the departments to jointly establish the CHIP Working Group.

The group will hold two meetings to develop a model coverage coordination disclosure form for group health plan administrators. The form will be sent to states upon request regarding benefits available under the plan. The working group also will identify and report on impediments to the effective coordination of coverage available to families that include employees covered by group health plans and members who are eligible for medical assistance under the act.

A notice of this meeting will be published in the March 31 edition of the Federal Register. Written testimonies, oral remarks and requests to present oral remarks should be submitted by April 12 to Stacey Green, designated federal official, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Blvd., Mail stop C2-04-04, Baltimore, MD 21244-1850 or electronically to stacey.green@cms.hhs.gov. Media that plan to attend this event must contact Peter Ashkenaz at 202-690-6145.