Press Releases

Press Releases
SIS and One Degree Partner to Help Connect California Families to Health Care and Food
Collaboration for Good: SIS and One Degree Jointly Create Medi-Cal and CalFresh Eligibility Screener for Comprehensive Referral Platform
Social Interest Solutions Announces New President and CEO to Position Company for Next Phase of Growth
Social Interest Solutions announced that former board chair and current board member Robert Phillips will take over as President and CEO.
Social Interest Solutions Releases Web-Tool Examining Cost of Losing Premium Tax Credit due to Potential ACA Repeal
Social Interest Solutions (SIS) released Potential Impact of ACA Repeal: Premium Tax Credits, a web-tool that examines how premium costs for 2017 plans would increase for lower-income enrollees if premium tax credits were taken away due to an ACA repeal.
Social Interest Solutions Releases Web-Tool Comparing the ACA Marketplace from 2015 to 2017
Plan Choice and Cost compares data utilizing easy-to-read infographics broken down by county on the number of issuers, plans and average monthly premium costs available through in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Social Interest Solutions Updates Tool Comparing Costs across 2017 Marketplace Plans
Updated with 2017 data, Social Interest Solutions (SIS) released a free, online interactive tool to help illustrate cost comparisons and trade-offs for people who are shopping for health coverage.
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Improving Customer Service in Health and Human Services Through Technology
Over the past decade, many state and local agencies have taken important steps to streamline eligibility determinations for low-income families. These modernizations have, in most cases, simplified processes for families and improved accuracy and efficiency when they apply for programs such as Medicaid, SNAP, and TANF. But how can agencies make this even more effective for clients? How can they utilize new technologies, and connect even more individuals and families to public benefits, while also easing the burden on eligibility workers and assisters?
Data-Driven Strategies to Improve Transitions Between Medicaid and Exchange Coverage
States can adopt strategies to improve transitions for individuals moving between Medicaid and exchanges. One such strategy is to make better use of data to gain insights about how people transition – or fail to transition – between health coverage programs. States already have a wealth of data that they collect and create about the people they serve. Even without significant investment, states can use the data at their disposal to discern patterns to better understand what happens during transitions, why coverage disruptions happen, and what can be done to promote seamless transitions.
Opportunities to Streamline Enrollment Across Public Benefit Programs
Using information collected by one public benefit program to enroll low-income people in other benefits makes programs more efficient and reduces hassles for struggling families. The federal government provides requirements and options to use eligibility determinations across programs, but the rules can be hard to navigate. This guide helps policymakers and program officials identify “linkages” between programs to streamline the application and enrollment processes. An interactive version shows the linkages in detail.
Facilitating CalFresh Eligibility and Enrollment for SSI Recipients
California is the only state in the nation where SSI recipients are not eligible for the SNAP nutrition program. A new report from the Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations, the County Welfare Directors Association of California, and Social Interest Solutions outlines options to streamline SNAP enrollment for SSI recipients if California decides to change this policy. Updated August 2018
Online Applications Guide: A Practical Guide for Selecting an Online Application for Free or Reduced-Price School Meals
A well-designed online application can help school districts increase participation in school meal programs by simplifying the application process for district staff and families alike. It can also streamline program operations and strengthen program integrity. States and school districts will likely use their formal procurement process to select contractors or vendors to fulfill some or all of their school meal program needs.
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