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Department Of Labor Issues Joint Request To Help Improve Retirement Plan Benefits Information Provided To Workers, Federal Government

On January 19, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced today that its Employee Benefits Security Administration, the Department of the Treasury, the IRS, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) will jointly issue a Request for Information (RFI) soliciting public input as the federal government reviews the effectiveness of existing reporting and disclosure requirements for retirement plans, as required by the SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act and the Internal Revenue Code include requirements on the information about retirement plan benefits and features that must be reported to the agencies and provided to plan participants and beneficiaries. In the SECURE 2.0 Act, Congress directed the age

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/75245

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Public Comment Period Open for Proposed ACL Information Collection Requirements

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) continues to seek public comment on the proposed collection of information requirements relating to the (1) State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) Client Contact Forms, and (2) Alzheimer's and Dementia Program Data Reporting Tool (ADP-DRT). ACL is accepting comments on State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Client Contact Forms and Alzheimer's and Dementia Program Data Reporting Tool (ADP-DRT) until Tuesday, December 26 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/75002

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CMS Announces Request for Applications for the “Making Care Primary” Model

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a Request for Applications (RFA) detailing model payment, care delivery, quality, and other policies for the Making Care Primary (MCP) Model. CMS announced the new voluntary primary care model in June to improve care and strengthen coordination between primary care clinicians, specialists, social service providers, and behavioral health clinicians as well as address individuals’ health-related social needs. Stating July 1, 2024, CMS will test the 10.5 year model in eight states— Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, and Washington—and will work with these states’ Medicaid agencies to align their programs with the new model...

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/74859

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Request for Technical Assistance Proposals: State-Level Food is Medicine

The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI) has launched an effort to facilitate nationwide implementation of Food is Medicine (FIM) policy and build capacity for change at the state level with support from the Rockefeller Foundation. CHLPI is now seeking proposals from partners to expand their efforts to build upon CHLIPI’s expertise in food access and nutrition policy to advance FIM policies in their respective states....

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/74736

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Input needed: Proposed Update to Older Americans Act Regulations

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is inviting input on its proposed updates to the regulations governing the Older Americans Act (OAA) program. The proposed rule addresses various emerging issues and seeks to provide clarity on requirements for programs authorized under Titles III (grants to state and community programs on aging), VI (grants to Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian grantees for supportive, nutrition, and caregiver services), and VII (allotments for vulnerable elder rights protection activities) of the OAA. By enhancing support for the national aging services network, the aim of these proposed updates is to improve program implementation and better serve older adults.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/74658

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Community Integration Services - Request for Information

The Delaware Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD) is actively seeking Requests for Information (RFI) on Community Integration Programs. As part of their dedication to empowering individuals and promoting independence, DSAAPD is interested in program concepts that are person-centered, foster independence, and align with participants' goals for community integration. The RFI aims to gather information on a wide range of program options that can effectively serve the needs of individuals living throughout the state of Delaware. The submission deadline for the RFI is Tuesday, August 1st, 2023.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/74642

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Poetry Contest on Disability and Health

The Narrative Matters section of the October issues of Health Affairs, focused on disability and health, is holding a poetry contest. Health Affairs is looking for poems touching on topics related to disabilities and health by writers who have experience with disability. Family members and caregivers of people with disabilities are welcomed to submit work as well. The winner will receive a $500 prize and have their poem featured in the October issue of Health Affairs. The deadline to submit a poem is July 25, 2022.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/74003

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2022 Annual Conference on Independent Living: Call for Workshop Proposals

NCIL is now accepting workshop proposals for the 2022 Annual Conference: Forging Justice, which will be held July 25-28, 2022. This will be a hybrid event, with the option for participants to join in-person and virtually. The NCIL Conference is designed to provide peer support, organizing, advocacy, and learning opportunities for the network to plan for the future of Independent Living. Workshop applications are due on Monday, March 7, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73618

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Request for Information (RFI) on Strengthening Community Health Through Technology

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has launched the Community Connected Health Initiative, with the intention of integrating innovation, technology, and human connection to support communities in achieving better health. OSTP released a Request for Information (RFI) on Strengthening Community Health Through Technology. This RFI is open to all stakeholders and will likely remain open until March 31, 2022.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73568

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