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Trump Administration releases guidance on Medicaid work requirements

Matt Cummings

Solutions Architect at Softheon
Matthew is a Solutions Architect at Softheon. He works closely with Product and Development teams to design products and solutions to help Health Plans and other entities to excel in the marketplace. He received his bachelor's degree in Applied Psychology and Business Management from Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York.

What happened?  

In a major shift that could affect millions of low-income people receiving benefits, The Trump Administration announced Thursday, January 11, that it will open the door for states to require work requirements for Medicaid recipients.  

The guidance was published in a letter from CMS Deputy Administrator Brian Neale to State Medicaid Directors Thursday morning. In the letter, Deputy Administrator Neale stated that the move would help “improve Medicaid enrollee health and well-being through incentivizing work and community engagement.” 

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Understanding the Four Types of Private Exchanges

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Yvonne Villante

Director of Marketing at Softheon
Yvonne Villante is the Director of Marketing at Softheon. Before this, Yvonne held several roles within the organization including Senior Research Manager, Corporate Research Manager, and Marketing Research Analyst. She holds a MBA in healthcare administration from Ohio University and a BS in business management from SUNY Stony Brook. During her undergraduate studies, she graduated within the top 10% of her class.
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WHAT EXACTLY IS A PRIVATE EXCHANGE?

A private exchange is a marketplace that is operated by insurance brokers, benefit consultants, private businesses, insurance companies, or other organizations–while offering health insurance coverage to large and small employers and/or individuals. By offering employees and consumers access to a wide array of health plans and supplemental offerings, private exchanges provide unique benefits and features to all stakeholders. Empowering employees to shop among a wide variety of health plans, including vision and other ancillary products, via innovative and interactive technology, has become an attractive attribute for employers and employees. Coupled with administrative and decision support tools, this model has grown to become a favorable option for employers and health plans, alike.

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