Nationally, six straight years of revenue declines have put enormous pressure on state and local governments, nevertheless, some are thriving. Standard & Poor's, the credit-rating agency, reports that it issued more bond upgrades than downgrades in 2012.
The Medicaid expansion and the Affordable Care Act are in full swing. With the influx of people who will be applying for benefits and the ACA requirement for online enrollment, it is more important than ever to verify the identities of those accessing benefits up front.
Is your state ready for Marketplace open enrollment in October 2013?
In a few short months, millions of uninsured Americans will qualify for affordable healthcare coverage either through Medicaid, CHIP or tax subsidies.
Public sector organizations are under intense scrutiny to operate as efficiently and effectively as possible and with maximum transparency. An important consideration is the way in which payments are made and managed. Prepaid cards can offer flexibility, security and accountability to governments as a method of dispersing benefits, healthcare and social care payments, child benefits and housing benefits to their constituents.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2012 mandates major modernization for integrated eligibility systems for Medicaid and social services. With tight compliance deadlines, agencies will need to quickly assess the current state of their systems and develop an actionable migration strategy that reduces risk, expense and time to deploy.
Join GOVERNING as this webinar explores the benefits of being part of the United States Conference of Mayors Retirement Program and talks about the fiduciary responsibilities mayors have with respect to their retirement plans.
Join GOVERNING, industry experts and state leaders for a live Webinar to discuss:
• The three different models of health insurance marketplaces and the benefits of each
• The most important considerations now in order to prepare for a future transition from a Federally Facilitated Partnership to a state-based marketplace in the future
• Two different approaches from the states of Maryland and South Carolina including their decisions, progress and expected results
You’ve heard that many things are moving to the cloud – but can government be one of them? Leading organizations are in fact moving certain technologies into the cloud to save money and improve service effectiveness. Pierce County, Washington, and the City of Orlando, Florida, are two great examples of those who have recently decided to make the switch. The benefits of moving to the cloud are compelling: including lower costs for maintenance and operations, greater flexibility, and enhanced worker collaboration.
At a time when public spending is under scrutiny, many government institutions are still managing labor, their largest operational expense, with outdated manual systems that make it nearly impossible to ensure optimum accountability, compliance, and transparency.