Open Enrollment AND Beyond: How the Affordable Care Act can help patients experiencing domestic and interpersonal violence

Date: Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Time:  2:00pm-3:30om EST; 1:00pm-2:30pm CT; 12:00pm-1:30pm MT; 11:00am-12:30pm PDT

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   Did you know:

  1. Open enrollment ends February 15, 2015?
  2. There are many health insurance options available—and significant financial help is available?
  3. Screening and counseling for domestic violence are now covered benefits as a result of the Affordable care Act?
  4. There are regulations that clarify how married victims of domestic violence and their dependents can qualify for financial help when they apply for health insurance or apply for a hardship exemption if needed?
  5. There are coverage options available to people even after Open Enrollment ends?

Join this webinar to hear key steps and strategies for how to help clients enroll in healthcare and understand the domestic violence provisions in the Affordable care act.

This webinar will provide a basic overview of the coverage requirements in the Affordable Care Act and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s “B” recommendation for screening and intervention for domestic violence (DV).  Speakers will discuss who will be able to access these services, what is required in terms of screening and brief counseling, and refer to tools on addressing domestic violence safely and effectively as well as billing for these services. They will also discuss the IRS regulations on financial aid for domestic violence as well as information about how survivors can access a “hardship” exemption to avoid paying penalties if they are not able to enroll this year.

Participants will be able to access a number of resources including a new U.S. Department of Health and Human Services FAQ Resource about the interpersonal and domestic violence screening and counseling benefit under the Affordable Care Act.


Lena O’Rourke, O’Rourke Health Policy Strategies

Kate Vander Tuig, Futures Without Violence
This webinar is being co-sponsored by Futures Without Violence’s National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence and the Family Violence Prevention & Services Program, Family & Youth Services Bureau, Administration for Children and Families.

Questions? Contact Kate Vander Tuig at


All materials discussed in this webinar can be found on