The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is conducting a series of training webinars for organizations interested in becoming Certified Application Counselor (CAC) organizations for the federally-facilitated health insurance exchanges.  Applications for interested organizations  are available at: http://marketplace.cms.gov/help-us/cac.html.

Webinar topics will include:

–          requirements for a CAC organization

–          how to apply to be a CAC organization

–          overview of training requirements

–          Marketplace eligibility and enrollment

–          Medicaid expansion

–          The streamlined application process

There are three 90-minute sessions being offered:



Webinar Link

July 31, 2013 1:30 – 3:00 pm ET https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1020077
August 5, 2013 1:30 – 3:00 pm ET https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1020167
August 7, 2013 1:30 – 3:00 pm ET https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1020171

Here is the CMS guidance for CAC organizations issued earlier this month:

Link to Original Source

While CAC organizations will not be compensated by CMS for assisting individuals with applications for health care insurance to the federally-faciliated exchanges, only CAC organizations who apply and are “designated” by CMS will be able to state that they are recognized by CMS and the exchanges to assist individuals with their applications.

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