MI Bridges Community Partner Training

The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services is providing MI Bridges training for Access, Navigation and Referral partners.  An agency must be registered in MI Bridges as a community partner to participate in a training.  For more information on the trainings or if you have any questions, please contact  MDHHSCommunityPartners@michigan.gov.   

Navigation Partner:

If your agency will be registering as a Navigation Partner, all users assigned to the Navigator role will need to attend a MI Bridges Navigator training webinar. This webinar is necessary due to the enhanced features Navigation Partners will be expected to assist clients with.

The MI Bridges Navigation Partner webinar dates and times are listed below. Please click on the date/link to register for the webinar. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Referral Partners:

If your agency is registered as a Referral Partner, all users assigned to the Referral role will need to view a MI Bridges Referral Partner training via webinar. Once the user has viewed the webinar, MDHHS will mark them trained in MI Bridges and they will have access to agency referrals.

You can access the webinar at this link. 

Additional Referral Partner Resources:

Access Partners:

If your agency is registered as an Access Partner, please review a brief online, self-paced training.  The training will give you an overview of MI Bridges, explain the role of an Access partner, and highlight features and functionality of the MI Bridges portal. 

You can access the webinar at this link 

The training presentation is at this link

 

Past Webinar Recordings:

 

MI Bridges Enhancements - December

New enhancements for our MI Bridges Partners and clients were implemented in MI Bridges on December 12, 2020. The enhancements included proactive referrals to Michigan Veterals Resource Service Center and Home Visiting Programs along with the WIC application now being in MI Bridges. This webinar will review these changes for partners to keep them updated on MI Bridges functionality.

MI Bridges Enhancements - November 

New enchancements for our MI Bridges partners and clients were implemented in MI Bridges on November 16, 2020. The enhancements included proactive referrals to Area Agencies on Aging and Michigan Works! agencies, changes to the community partner user registration process, and referral partner changes. This webinar will review these changes for partners to keep them updated on MI Bridges functionality. 

MI Bridges Enhancements - September 

New enchancements for our MI Bridges Navigtion partners were implemented in MI Bridges on September 26, 2020. The enhancements included community partner dashboard redesign, navigation and referral partner notifications, enhancement to MEAP referrals, and the updated renewal applications. This webinar will review the changes for partners that will take place with this system update.  

  • You can access the recording of the webinar at this link.

MI Bridges Renewal Training (October 2020) - The benefits renewal process is now simpler for food, health care, child care and cash assistance clients with the rollout of new, streamlined benefits renewal form.  Project Re:New improves client experience across four largest assistance programs as more families and individuals need help. In addition to the updated benefits renewal process, there were updates made to MI Bridges to assist MI Bridges Navigators to assist clients with their renewals. This webinar will explain the updates.  

Health Coverage 101 

This webinar will cover 3 coverage options available in Michigan: Marketplace, Medicaid, and Medicare. We will provide an overview of the basics for these three options: when to apply, where to apply, where to find free help, etc. 

Picking a Plan: Marketplace Coverage 

This webinar will provide an overview on what a consumer should consider when choosing a Marketplace plan like how advanced premium tax credit (APTC) and cost sharing reductions (CSR) can impact costs, what's covered, and the differences between the metal categories (bronze, silver, and gold).

Picking a Plan: Medicare 

If you are new to Medicare, you need to know what kind of coverage a client wants. There are several options like ice cream… chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry. If clients want drug coverage for the new year they may have as many as 40 options depending on where they live. If they kept their plan from last year their drug costs could be $9,000. If they compare options, the costs would be $1,200 for 2021. Learn the things to look for.

Picking a Plan: Medicaid - November 16 - 2:00 - 3:00 pm  

Once a client has been approved for health care coverage/Medicaid, this webinar will discuss the ways a client can choose a health plan.