After the American Rescue Plan was passed by Congress and signed by President Biden, the WHI Communications Committee began developing materials aimed at helping residents and providers understand how to access enhanced financial, health insurance, housing assistance, and other benefits.
On April 4th, the WHI Communications Committee published a one-page health care decision tree to help residents and providers and a two-pager on What Washtenaw County residents need to know about American Rescue Plan benefits.
The decision tree helps clients decide if they should explore new or different health insurance made available through the American Rescue Plan and which plan is right for them. The two-pager boils down key American Rescue Plan benefits, including cash benefits, food assistance programs, child and dependent tax credits, unemployment benefits, health care coverage options, earned income tax credits, and more.
Each piece was disseminated and county organizations were encouraged to co-brand and further share the information. The pieces were shared with thousands of Washtenaw County residents.