Overview

APLA Health’s mission is to achieve health care equity and promote well-being for the LGBT and other underserved communities and people living with and affected by HIV. We are a nonprofit, federally qualified health center serving more than 14,000 people annually. We provide 20 different services from 15 locations throughout Los Angeles County, including: medical, dental, and behavioral health care; PrEP counseling and management; health education and HIV prevention; and STD screening and treatment. For people living with HIV, we offer housing support; benefits counseling; home health care; and the Vance North Necessities of Life Program food pantries; among several other critically needed services. Additionally, we are leaders in advocating for policy and legislation that positively impacts the LGBT and HIV communities, provide capacity-building assistance to health departments across the country, and conduct community-based research on issues affecting the communities we serve. For more information, please visit us at aplahealth.org.

We offer great benefits, competitive pay, and great working environment!

We offer:

Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance (no cost for employee)
Vision Insurance (no cost for employee)
Long Term Disability
Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Flexible Spending Accounts
10 Paid Holidays
5 Personal Days
10 Vacation Days
12 Sick Days
Metro reimbursement or free parking
Employer Matched 403b Retirement Plan

This is a great opportunity to make a difference!

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Enrollment & Eligibility Manager, and in accordance with HRSA contract requirements, the Enrollment Specialist I assists clients, either directly or through referral, with enrollment/re-enrollment in Covered CA, Medi-Cal, Medicare, and MHLA, as well as with the process of accessing Public Benefits.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Screen clients using PointCare for eligibility in and assist with enrollment/re-enrollment in Covered CA, Medi-Cal, Medicare, MHLA, commercial products, Ryan White, ADAP, and PrEP-AP as well as with the process of accessing Public Benefits.
  • Serve as the APLA Health & Wellness point of contact for addressing issues related to health plans that are part of independent physicians associations (IPAs) that APLAHW contracts with, including, but not limited to Health Care LA IPA and Regal Medical Group.
  • Documents contacts and maintains files, utilizing Point Care for enrollment allowing them to accurately qualify and enroll patients into coverage, faster.
  • Stays current with APLA Health programs.
  • Follow up to verify the status of enrollment applications and assist clients who are experiencing problems.
  • Complete a comprehensive benefits and qualified health insurance assessment for each client.
  • Maintain and update all client records via eClinicalWorks electronic health record system and reviews to verify and ensure data entered are accurate.
  • Answer and respond to incoming telephone calls and emails regarding eligibility in qualified health plans and Public Benefits according to agency policy.
  • Describe what a summary of benefits document is and where to locate a summary of benefits. Explain where to find information about provider networks.
  • Collaborate with other programs at APLA Health & Wellness and other service organizations to facilitate the provision of services.
  • Maintain an extensive awareness of client resources, both agency-wide and Federally Qualified community based healthcare organization (FQHC).
  • Prepare reports and client records as required to meet APLA Health & Wellness, city, state, and federal program requirements.
  • Follow agency policies and maintain agency standards with regards to client confidentiality and HIPAA compliance.

OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED TO MEET BUSINESS NEEDS.

REQUIREMENTS:

Training and Experience:

A high school diploma and 1 year experience in beneftis enrollment. Must be trained as a Medi-Cal Enroller, Covered CA Certified Enrollment Counselor (CEC) and ADAP/OA HIPP/PrEP-AP Enroller or acquire these certifications within six (6) months of hire. A proficiency in writing, proofreading and grammar skills is important, as well as interpersonal customer service skills. Bilingual Spanish/English required.

Knowledge of:

Interviewing and assessment techniques; vocational rehabilitation and/or related occupational fields, knowledge of word processing and eClinicalWorks electronic health records data entry; HIV disease and related chronic illness and disability issues; comprehensive understanding of public benefits programs and policies; qualified health plans, including, but not limited to Covered CA, Medi-Cal, Medicare, My Health LA, and Ryan White. Must have knowledge of the healthcare field.

Ability to:

Work under minimal supervision; assess psychosocial and occupational/vocational needs; utilize agency and community resources; communicate effectively (orally and in writing) in both one-on-one and public settings; respond with empathy to the needs of clients, staff and volunteers; participate as a member of a team operating in a diverse, multi-cultural environment.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Work under minimal supervision; assess psychosocial and occupational/vocational needs; utilize agency and community resources; communicate effectively (orally and in writing) in both one-on-one and public settings; respond with empathy to the needs of clients, staff and volunteers; participate as a member of a team operating in a diverse, multi-cultural environment.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must possess a valid California drivers license; proof of auto liability insurance; and have the use of a personal vehicle for work related purposes.  COVID Vaccination and booster required or medical/religious exemption.

Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/veteran.

To Apply:

Visit our website at www.aplahealth.org  to apply or click the link below:

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=65076&clientkey=A5559163F67395E0A2585D2135F98806

About APLA Health

APLA Health’s mission is to achieve health care equity and promote well-being for the LGBT and other underserved communities and people living with and affected by HIV. We are a nonprofit, federally qualified health center serving more than 14,000 people annually. We provide 20 different services from 15 locations throughout Los Angeles County, including: medical, dental, and behavioral health care; PrEP counseling and management; health education and HIV prevention; and STD screening and treatment. For people living with HIV, we offer housing support; benefits counseling; home health care; and the Vance North Necessities of Life Program food pantries; among several other critically needed services. Additionally, we are leaders in advocating for policy and legislation that positively impacts the LGBT and HIV communities, provide capacity-building assistance to health departments across the country, and conduct community-based research on issues affecting the communities we serve. For more information, please visit us at aplahealth.org.