Newsletter Volume 1, September 2013 
August, 2013 - In This Issue:
How will Obamacare affect your services?
One healthcare economist is optimistic about the new inclusion of habilitative services: "You're much more likely to find these benefits in a plan in the individual market [starting in 2014] than you would be today - far more likely." But, says NPR's Eric Whitney, "there's a catch: Insurance firms can still pick and choose, to some degree, which specific therapies they'll cover within some categories of benefit."
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The ACA originally barred legal guardians from also being caregivers, a move that threatened to force families to restructure to maintain services. But an outcry from advocates pushed a reversal from federal legislators.
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Before the act was passed, older adults who rely on Medicare worried how their services might change. Not only have they not lost benefits, some important protections have been gained. Discovery News shares five ways recipients will benefit from the ACA. Click here to read the article.

How will the ACA affect Special Needs Trusts and their beneficiaries? CFPD provides the basics. Click here to read more.
Party Plans from CFPD
CFPD's annual Holiday Party is coming right up. Be sure and save the date: Friday, December 6Click here to RSVP.
Pulling It All Together:
Views From Our Director

Protecting Your Benefits in 2013
Woman Using Scooter At CFPD, our approach is focused on one-to-one contact. The people we serve are never a number to us, they are people. It should come as no surprise that our approach to a person's benefits is the same. We evaluate each individual's unique benefit structure in order to utilize resources and leverage other supports, enhancing his/her quality of life. Our relationships with partners in the community, as well as knowledge of public benefit programs, give us the ability to access various services. We are excited to launch this first digital version of our newsletter and hope it touches even more people who may benefit from the many services of CFPD. 

In our next edition, we'll look at the needs, problems and available resources for Social Security beneficiaries who need Representative Payee (RP) services, those who are required by SSA to have someone else receive and manage their funds, or forgo those benefits. If your family or agency deals with RP issues, let us know your questions and concerns. We'll try and address them directly.
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A New Look from Old Friends
After Nearly 20 Years, We're Changing Our Look But Not Our Tone
Under Construction Image Keep an eye on CFPD's website as we launch our new look, add new features and create a forum for our partners and beneficiaries to share their expertise. We'll let you know when the new site goes live. In the meantime, please pardon our "dust."  See the work in progress.
Out and About
Join us at one of our community-based presentations to learn more about Special Needs Trusts:


When the Pooled Trust Is  

Your Client's Best Option


Thursday, September 12, 7:30 am  


Did you miss our September 10th presentation? 


Yes, there is such a thing as free lunch!

CFPD launches its Lunch and Learn series, Experts with Answers.

Staff and partners of CFPD will be presenting on the myriad aspects of staying financially and legally secure while living with disability. Join us at our offices or invite us to visit your team.

Either way, lunch is on us. 

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