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Mission Statement

Indo-American Seniors Association Fremont (INSAF) is a California incorporated Tax-exempt Non-profit [501(C)(3)] organization with EIN # 94-3233898, founded by the seniors, of the seniors for the benefit of the seniors of Indian origin in the East Bay area [California]. Our goal is to unite the seniors and to socialize for better awareness of their rights and responsibilities in this society.


Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success."
- Henry Ford

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Recent Developments


1. Visa-on-Arrival is now available for tourists from U.S too.
The facility will be made available at nine airports including Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Thiruvanathapuram.
Click this link: "https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/" for Guidelines for this process.

2. Ambassador Venkatesan Ashok has taken charge as the Consul General of India at San Francisco with effect from 21st November, 2014. He succeeds Ambassador N.Parthasarathy.









Fremont Completes First Phase of OBAG-funded Downtown Improvements
 

Alameda CTC and MTC awarded the City of Fremont a $5.8 million One Bay Area Grant  in order to launch the city's efforts to enhance pedestrian, bicycle, and auto connections between downtownand the Fremont BART Station and support its transition "from an auto-oriented suburbia to a strategically urban community." The first phase of the project  - the critical connection of Capitol Avenue to Fremont Boulevard - is now complete, creating Capitol Avenue as the gateway to Fremont's "Main Street." The extension includes unique screen walls that enhance the pedestrian experience, bike lanes, free public parking, a landscaped median, street lights with solar powered electrical receptacles, and 10-15 foot sidewalks with street trees and additional landscaping. The second phase of project on Capitol Avenue, between State Street and Paseo Padre Parkway, is scheduled for completion in summer 2016.



.             1. Coverage under Medi-Cal Expanded.

Med-Cal, as a health insurance program, has been covering Californians who couldn't afford health care since 1966. Currently there are 8.5 million people enrolled. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medi-Cal coverage will expand in 2014, making one million to two million new people eligible. In recent surveys, most current individuals enrolled in Medi-Cal report having a positive experience with the program and agree that Medi-Cal provides access to high-quality care.

Beginning January 1, 2014, single adults without children, ages 19-64 will be eligible for Medi-Cal. Open enrollment for Medi-Cal coverage for these individuals begins on October 1, 2013. If they are found to be eligible, their coverage begins on January 1, 2014.

For all Medi-Cal applicants, there are new, simplified procedures for Medi-Cal eligibility that will also begin January 1, 2014. Eligibility is based upon income, as required by the ACA. To verify income and other eligibility data, we will rely on faster, more convenient electronic methods whenever possible. Medi-Cal will still accept applications and enroll individuals who qualify using today's eligibility procedures. Periodic redetermination of eligibility for those who are enrolled will also be much simpler and will be done electronically whenever possible.

The Medi-Cal expansion starting on January 1, 2014 will open the door for a few million more low income Californians under age 65 who are currently ineligible for coverage. To be eligible, your annual income must be lower than 138 percent of the federal poverty level (in 2013 that would mean an individual who earned less than $15,856).

The Medi-Cal expansion also allows coverage for parents who would lose coverage under current rules if their income slightly exceeds the federal poverty level.



Another Good news from Medi-Cal

Those under Medi-Care & Medi-Cal (Duel) and also those under Medi-Cal only will get benefited by the recent announcement from Department of Health Care Services, California regarding return of Dental Benefits under Medi-Cal effective from 1st May, 2014.
These beneficiaries might have received the intimation from Medi-Cal to cover the following:
1. Dental Exams & X-rays.
2. Cleanings
3. Flouride Treatments
4. Fillings
5. Anterior Root-Canals (front-teeth)
6. Pre-Fabricated Crowns
7. Full Dentures
8. Other Medically necessary Dental Services







Events


Next meeting of INSAF will be on the Fourth Tuesday of May, 2017 i.e 23rd May, 2017 at our usual venue (Fremont Senior Center, wing "A", 40086, Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA-94538) from 10.00 A.M to 1.00 P.M.