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A Taste of DAI: One Spirit, Many Flavors

DAI’s Spring Fundraiser, “A Taste of DAI” is coming April 26th to the Community Life Center of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 3826 Gilbert Ave, Dallas, TX  75219, near Oak Lawn Ave and Blackburn in Uptown from noon until 3:30pm.

Come join us as DAI member organizations each prepare sweet and savory dishes and desserts for you to sample and enjoy! We’ll have a silent auction with fabulous gifts available, as well as face-painting, clowns and entertainment for all ages!  Come, meet and get to know others interested in social justic advocacy from many Dallas institutions.  Have some fun while building a stronger community!

Admission is only $5.00 each, and children 5 and under are free.  Tastings are just $2.00 each.  Bring your whole family and join us for food and fun. Diversity never tasted so good!

RIGHT CLICK the image to the right and select "Save Link As" to download a PDF 8.5 x 11" color flyer to use in promotions at your institution.

To download a letter in PDF format to use with potential sponsors and donors, RIGHT CLICK HERE FOR ENGLISH and select "Save Link As". To download the letter in Spanish RIGHT CLICK HERE FOR SPANISH and select "Save Link As".

For donors, we have a special form to let us know about your donation and how you'll be getting it to us. RIGHT CLICK HERE FOR THE ENGLISH/SPANISH VERSION and select "Save Link As".

The Menu (as of March 26, 2014, with more to come!)
  • Red Beans and Rice
  • BBQ Sausages
  • Tamales
  • Veggie Pizza
  • Smoked Pulled Pork
  • Tortilla Soup with all the Fixings
  • Smoked Deer Meat Sausage
  • Pies  (assorted)
  • Spring Rolls
  • Bread Pudding
  • Cakes (Chocolate, Lemon & Cheesecake)
  • Kugal
  • Blintzes
  • Meatballs or Stuffed Mushrooms

We look forward to seeing you as we all sample the very best tasting food in Dallas!


ACA First Open Enrollment Period Ends

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The First Open Enrollment Period for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act closed on March 31, 2014; and the next Open Enrollment Period will begin November 15, 2014.  If you began your enrollment before March 31, 2014 but were unable to complete that enrollment for qualifying reasons, you may be able to continue your enrollment process on the HealthCare.gov website.

If you did not apply for coverage by March 31, 2014, you will either have to wait for the next Open Enrollment Period or you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period of 60 days following certain life events that typically involve a change in family status (for example, marriage or birth of a child) or loss of other health coverage (such as if you lose your job which provided insurance coverage or your Cobra coverage expires).  Examples of qualifying life events include:

  • Marriage
  • Having a baby
  • Adopting a child or placing a child for adoption or foster care
  • Moving outside your insurer’s coverage area
  • Losing other health coverage—due to losing job-based coverage, divorce, the death of a spouse, the end of an individual policy plan year in 2014, COBRA expiration, aging off a parent’s plan, losing eligibility for Medicaid or CHIP, and similar circumstances. Important: Voluntarily ending coverage doesn’t qualify you for a special enrollment period. Neither does losing coverage that doesn’t qualify as minimum essential coverage.
  • Gaining citizenship
  • Leaving incarceration
  • Gaining status as member of an Indian tribe. Members of federally recognized Indian tribes can sign up for or change plans once per month throughout the year.
  • For people already enrolled in Marketplace coverage: Having a change in income or household status that affects eligibility for premium tax credits or cost-sharing reductions

Other Complicated Cases that may quality for a Special Enrollment Period:

  • You faced a serious medical condition or natural disaster that kept you from enrolling. For example:An unexpected hospitalization or temporary cognitive disability
  • A natural disaster, such as an earthquake, massive flooding, or hurricaneA planned Marketplace system outage, such as Social Security Administration system outage
  • Misinformation or misrepresentation
  • Misconduct by a non-Marketplace enrollment assister (like an insurance company, navigator, certified application counselor, or agent or broker) resulted in you:
    • Not getting enrolled in a plan
    • Being enrolled in the wrong plan
    • Not getting the premium tax credit or cost-sharing reduction you were eligible for
    • Enrollment error
  • Your application may have been rejected by the insurance company’s system because of errors in reading the data, or some of the data was missing or inaccurate.
  • System errors related to immigration status
  • An error in the processing of applications or system caused you to get an incorrect immigration eligibility result when you tried to apply for coverage.
  • Display errors on HealthCare.gov
  • Incorrect plan data was displayed at the time that you selected your health plan, such as benefit or cost-sharing information. This includes issues where some consumers were allowed to enroll in plans offered in a different area, or enroll in plans that don’t allow certain categories of family relationships to enroll together.
  • Medicaid/Marketplace transfers:  If you applied for Medicaid through your state, or were sent to Medicaid from the Marketplace, but you weren’t eligible for Medicaid.
  • Your state transferred your information to the Marketplace but you didn’t get an answer about your eligibility and/or didn’t get enrolled before March 31, 2014.

If you able to continue enrollment begun prior to March 31, 2014, or you are entitled to a Special Enrollment Period, you'll need the following documents and information:

  • Proof of Citizenship  (SS card or passport)
  • Proof of State Residency  (Driver's License, copy of lease, or utility bill)
  • Proof of Income  (tax return, W-2, or pay stub)
  • A completed Employer Coverage Tool to determine if your employer's coverage is affordable and meets minimum standards  (https://www.healthcare.gov/downloads/ECT_Application_508_130615.pdf)
  • Proof of Legal Residence/Immigration Status  (Green Card)
  • Method of Payment  (How you will pay for the insurance plan.  No payment is required at signup.)
  • Applicant's Alien Registration Card (I551) if not an American Citizen

DAI Leaders have developed a number of helpful aids for anyone seeking to understand the insurance options available in the Marketplace under the Affordable Care Act, many of which are used by area Navigators and Certified Application Counselors. View or download them below.



President Obama Thanks DAI Leaders in Dallas

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On Wednesday, November 6, 2013, President Barack Obama traveled to Dallas and met at Temple Emanu-El with leaders of Dallas Area Interfaith to recognize and thank them for their hard work and creative and diligent efforts educating Dallas area residents about the new health care insurance exchanges available under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka "Obamacare". The President encouraged DAI leaders to continue their organizing efforts and pledged to continue working to provide affordable, quality health care for all citizens. The pictures and links to articles and videos below are a work in progress, and we encourage you to submit additional pictures and links as you find them to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


President Obama Thanks DAI in Dallas, November 6, 2013, for its work for the ACA from Pool Feed on Vimeo.


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