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Panel To Look At Coordinating CHIP, Group Coverage

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The Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program and Employer Sponsored Coverage Coordination Working Group plans to meet June 14 in Washington.

The working group, an arm of the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will hear public testimony on implementation of the coverage coordination requirements included in the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act.

Employers are supposed to let employees know about the programs that may be available to help their children get health coverage.

The working group will review a draft model coverage coordination disclosure form that is aimed at group health plan administrators, officials say.

The working group also will review recommendations on ways to deal with barriers that interfere with coordination of public health plan benefits and group health plan benefits.

The working group hopes to submit a model form and collection of recommedations to the Labor Department and HHS by Aug. 5.