The goals of this project are to provide timely guidance to states on systems changes and to create tools in partnership with states to aid in their understanding of the online enrollment standards in ACA. The federal government will develop and release standards for creating consumer-centered information-technology systems by this fall. States will need to adopt these standards and processes to make enrollment in public benefit programs more seamless and efficient. States will need to think through the technical gaps between existing systems and new requirements, including which assets can be leveraged versus which can be built anew, before making significant modifications and changes to meet the new standards. Social Interest Solutions (SIS) will work in partnership with at least two states (Arizona and Maryland) to pilot a process for states to conduct a technical-gap assessment of current systems versus what will be required. In addition, SIS will work to refine and update the tools and resources as necessary and will disseminate lessons learned with national partners, including the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) and the national program office for the Maximizing Enrollment for Kids program. SIS will work with NASHP to identify grantee states that may be interested in applying the technical-gap assessment to their current enrollment systems.
Amount Awarded $250,000.00
Awarded on: 10/19/2010
Time frame: 11/1/2010 - 10/31/2011
Grant Number: 68373