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noun A Scientology term for an action intended to help a person overcome effects of past mental trauma. 

verb To support, help or be present during an operation.


American Stop Smoking Intervention Study. A grassroots initiative funded by the US government, which is intended to help individuals stop smoking based on the success of methods evaluated at the National Cancer Institute.
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Its important that enrollees with a current Aetna plan go to or make an appointment with an assister who can help walk them through their enrollment options.
Bagdoyan said the GAO cannot draw any conclusions about the performance of in-person assisters.
In the last enrollment period, many assisters found themselves extending their hour-long appointments into an hour-and-a-half or even two hours in order to meet the needs of frustrated consumers.
Assisters nationwide are held to certain standards under the ACA, such as providing unbiased information and protecting personally identifiable information.
"Consumers, assisters, agents and broker, and call center representatives should all have the same information about a given account, and the account information should be updated in real time to the greatest extent possible," the group says.
But, even as the exchange managers court brokers, they are posting proposals describing the fees they might pay navigators and in-person assisters.
For typical brokers and typical non-broker assisters, handling a non-group exchange application took an average of about one to two hours, according to the survey data.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has created "in-person assisters" -- people who are supposed help people sign up for exchange plans in person.
One calls for states to make sure the "navigators" and "assisters" who help individual consumers use the new PPACA health insurance exchanges, or Web-based insurance supermarkets, are qualified to do their jobs.
The agency that runs the public exchange system in the states has given navigators, certified application counselors (CACs) and other nonprofit assisters a webinar on how to work with insurance agents and brokers.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has created "in-person assisters"--people who are supposed help people sign up for exchange plans in person.
HHS also has provided about $326,000 in grants for health center outreach and enrollment assisters, PCG said.

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