Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Medicaid Autism Waiver open enrollment November 17th to December 7th

The Department of Health and Department of Human Services would like to share the following updates on the Medicaid Autism Waiver program:

An open enrollment period will be held November 17th to December 7th, 2014. During the open enrollment period we will accept applications online, by mail or via fax. The application can be found online here.  The application can be completed online, or printed and completed. Should you need to have a paper copy mailed to you please contact us as soon as possible.

Please note that even if you have previously submitted an application, you must submit another application to be eligible for this open enrollment period. 

If the number of applicants exceeds the number of available openings, the enrollees will be selected through a randomized process. Waiver openings are assigned based on geographical areas within the state.
Should you have any questions please contact Sarah Chung, Autism Waiver Liaison @ 801-538-6357 or visit our website.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

What is the ABLE Act?




The Achieving a Better Life Experience Act would level the playing field for individuals with autism (and other disabilities) and their families to save for disability-related expenses. Just as families can put away savings in tax-exempt accounts for children to go to college, the ABLE Act would allow such accounts for individuals with disabilities to cover their future education, housing, transportation and related expenses.

ABLE Accounts would resemble existing 529 college savings plans and would supplement, not replace, benefits provided through Medicaid, private insurance or employment.

Learn more at Autism Votes.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Survey Response: Eric Irvine, Candidate for Utah House 10

Eric Irvine
Candidates for the November 2014 elections were given the opportunity to respond to a few questions relating to autism. The following responses are from Eric Irvine, candidate for Utah House District 10.