The Colorado General Assembly is moving full steam ahead into its third month and the Colorado Health Care Association and Center for Assisted Living is actively following bills that impact emergency management, worker’s compensation, Medicaid expansion and crimes against at-risk elders.
Rep. Paul Rosenthal, House District 9, presented Janet Snipes, Administrator, Holly Heights Nursing Center with a Circle of Safety Award from Pinnacol Assurance in the state capital recently.
The award is given to businesses that have met stringent safety standards for the past four years. Less than one percent of the 55,000 employers in Colorado qualify for this award. Congratulations Janet and the Holly Heights team!
Remember, the CHCA/CCAL Legislative Reception is only a few weeks away. This is an excellent opportunity to network informally with your legislators in a social atmosphere and invite them to your facility to see first-hand what goes on in long term care communities. Download the Public Relation Committee’s “Tips for Hosting A Legislative Visit” from the CHCA website www.cohca.org
The reception will be held Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Warwick Hotel, 1776 Grant Street, Denver, CO.
CHCA has delivered invitations to all legislators, but please follow-up by calling your legislator today and personally invite them to attend.
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Need Help Navigating New Colorado Health Exchange?
As you know there is a lot of focus on the challenges at the Federal level with the website for the Affordable Care Act. Colorado however, did not choose to participate in the federal exchange and instead Colorado through legislation created our own exchange that is managed at the State level. Connect for Health Colorado gave CHCA a grant to assist our member's staff to navigate the State website and find what insurance policy and subsidies are available.
Jalene Maestas (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Lauren Waszak (email@example.com for the CHCA/CCAL as Health Benefit Guides and are available to our members at no cost to help your staff with navigating and answering the questions that come up regarding this federal mandate for health insurance. If they contact you regarding setting a time to discuss with you and your staff insurance subsidy availabilities, please do your best to invite them to you facility or business. We are doing this to make your job easier and your staff's ability to comply with the federal requirement easier.
This is a benefit that is available to our nursing care facility, assisted living facilities and our Associate Members. If you have questions you can email either Jalene or Lauren at the links I have include after their names.
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