Getting a Grip on Income & Employment Verification in a Time of Pandemic

Date: 09.21.2020 | HITC Editor

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Presentation Title: Plenary: Getting a Grip on Income & Employment Verification in a Time of Pandemic

Leesa Allen, Deputy Managing Director, Sellers Dorsey

Joel Hardi, Product Manager, Government, Equifax, Inc.

In 2020, the coronavirus pandemic has upended the lives of many Americans, disrupting employment and health insurance coverage for tens of millions. State agencies administering Medicaid, along with other lifeline programs such as SNAP, have seen overwhelming volumes of new applications, while CMS has approved hundreds of State Plan Amendments and Section 1135 waivers.

As a provider of CMS’ current income and employment service and data provider to most states, Equifax has a unique window into labor markets, unemployment claims, and how states are responding to the pandemic. Our customers tell us that during a time of unprecedented churn in employment, instant access to payroll records from more than one million employers, representing more than half of the U.S. non-farm payroll, is more valuable than ever.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • The latest trends in state labor markets and employment, and impact on Medicaid-eligible populations
  • Strategies for streamlining eligibility verification, including reducing administrative burden, containing data costs
  • How peer organizations are verifying income and employment to improve program integrity and reduce overpayments
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