PRESENTATIONS & WEBINARS

CRI’s BRIDGE team and other specialized staff deliver presentations for case managers, clinical providers, and consumers throughout the state. You can access their most recent presentations and webinars below!

If you have any questions about BRIDGE, their trainings and webinars, health insurance enrollment, or other HIV-related trainings, please contact George Hastie, Senior Manager of BRIDGE/IDDAP, Outreach, Training and Quality Strategist, at ghastie@crine.org or 617.502.1747.

Recent Webinars: 

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV in Primary Care Settings in MA: How to Assist Patients in Accessing PrEP (June 9, 2020)

This webinar focuses on understanding different ways to pay for PrEP, including through the Massachusetts PrEP Drug Assistance Program (PrEPDAP), manufacturer copay assistance programs, and Ready, Set, PrEP. This is an introductory webinar geared towards providers who are unfamiliar with this topic, especially in primary care settings.

Did you miss the Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV in Primary Care Settings in MA Webinar on June 9, 2020?
Download the presentation slides and view the full webinar now.

Insurance Premium Tax Credits (January 29, 2020) 

The Affordable Care Act provides tax credits to lower- and moderate-income individuals and families who enrolled in health insurance through the Massachusetts Health Connector. These Advance Premium Tax Credits (APTCs) are subsidies that lower the cost of your monthly health insurance premiums, which HDAP/CHII may have paid on your behalf.

The amount of APTCs you received, if any, were based on the income you estimated during the previous year when you enrolled in health insurance through the Massachusetts Health Connector. If you did not receive any APTCs, you may be eligible to claim a Premium Tax Credit when you file your federal income taxes and thus may be eligible for a refund.

CRI/HDAP Client Agreement Regarding Reconciliation of Premium Tax Credits

Did you miss the CRI & DPH Premium Tax Credit Webinar on January 29, 2020?
Download the presentation slides and view the full webinar now.

Useful Links

IRS Form 1040, Individual Income Tax Return (downloadable, fillable form)
IRS Form 1040, Schedule 2: Additional Taxes (downloadable, fillable form)
IRS Form 1040, Schedule 3: Additional Credits and Payments (downloadable, fillable form)
IRS Form 8962, Premium Tax Credit (PTC) (downloadable, fillable form)
IRS Form 8962, Premium Tax Credit (PTC) Instructions
Massachusetts Health Connector, Tax Information: Health coverage and your 2019 taxes

For questions about Premium Tax Credits, please contact BRIDGE staff at 617.502.1700, press 1, then press 5. 

 

The New HIV Drug Assistance Program Self-Attestation Form: The Short Form (April 16, 2019)
Full webinar with audio
Full webinar slide deck
Questions from webinar

Highlights from this webinar: 

  • How the new self-attestation (short) form will streamline HDAP enrollment
  • Self-attestation eligibility
  • Requirements for supporting documentation
  • Tips for submitting complete short and long forms in a timely manner

HDAP & the MA Health Connector – Understanding Premium Tax Credits & Tax Reconciliation (January 29, 2019)
Full webinar slide deck 

Highlights from this webinar:

  • Review of Premium Tax Credits (PTCs)
  • PTC-Related Tax Forms and Reconciliation
  • HDAP/CHII Requirements for PTCs
    • Paying PTC adjustments to the IRS on behalf of clients
    • Collecting PTC-related refunds from clients

Open Enrollment 2020: HDAP, PrEPDAP, and the MA Health Connector (October 30, 2019)

Full webinar with audio
Full webinar slide deck

Highlights from this webinar:

  • Infectious Disease Drug Assistance Program (IDDAP) description
  • BRIDGE Team Description
  • Open Enrollment 2020 & the Massachusetts Health Connector
  • CHII and Premium Tax Credits
  • Special Considerations for Immigrants
  • PrEPDAP and nPEP Programs Overview
  • Tips for submitting complete short and long forms in a timely manner