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The greatest gift.

We at Champaign County Health Care Consumers think that health is the greatest gift!

As you prepare for the holidays, please consider giving the greatest gift – the gift of health – by making an end-of-the-year contribution to Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC).

(And, by the way, you can also purchase a CCHCC T-shirt as a cool holiday gift – proceeds benefit CCHCC!)

Every month, our dedicated and highly skilled staff help give the gift of health to hundreds of community members by providing free services to help people get the health care, health insurance, prescriptions, and other services and benefits that they need.

Every year, Champaign County Health Care Consumers helps our community members enroll in health insurance – whether it is Medicare, Medicaid, or ACA Marketplace plans.

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December 2018 – Health insurance is complicated please support CCHCC’s enrollment work.

Did you know that Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC) gets no federal or state funding to help community members enroll in health insurance? And yet, even without federal or state funding, CCHCC has been doing enrollment work for the Affordable Care Act’s Marketplace plans since the very beginning – October 2013. And our services are free!

CCHCC staff are federally Certified Application Counselors, and we provide our free services to help thousands of community members get, and keep, affordable health insurance. Besides ACA Marketplace plans, our staff also help with Medicare enrollment, Open Enrollment for Medicare Advantage and Part D plans, and Medicaid and Medicaid Managed Care plans.

How can we do this work without federal or state grants? The funding that supports CCHCC’s enrollment work comes from community support – including from individual contributions from people like you!

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Raffle tickets and T-shirts for sale now!

It is that time of year again! The leaves are falling… The temperatures are dropping… (And it’s Open Enrollment…) But your chances of winning a raffle prize are getting warmer! That’s right, folks – it’s time for the Champaign County Health Care Consumers’ (CCHCC) Annual Raffle!

You can purchase your Raffle tickets here.

Tickets are $1 each, or 6 for $5.

All proceeds from the raffle will be used by CCHCC to support our free client service programs, including our Rx Fund to help individuals cover the costs of their prescriptions. CCHCC provides free case management services to over 500 clients per month, helping them get access to health care, and applying them for health insurance and other benefits and services.

The drawing for Raffle prizes will take place at the CCHCC Holiday Party on Friday, December 7, 2018, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. You don’t need to be present to win, but of course you’re invited to the party!

CCHCC T-shirts for sale!
As long as you’re doing your holiday shopping, why not purchase a beautiful new CCHCC t-shirt? We have short sleeve and long sleeve tees, and a nice selection of colors!

You can purchase your CCHCC T-shirts here.
Thank you for shopping with, and supporting CCHCC!

CCHCC remembers Eliza Catchings

Our community has lost a beloved and dedicated health care advocate, and we at Champaign County Health Care Consumers have lost a dear and devoted friend, and a leader of our Medicare Task Force.

Our beloved Eliza Catchings passed away on Monday, November 19, 2018

A celebration of life for Eliza Catchings will be held tomorrow – Wednesday, November 28, 2018 with visitation at 11 a.m. and the service at noon – Sheriff’s Temple AOH Church, 601 E. Vine Street, Champaign.

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Open Enrollment Pop-up Town Hall w/ Sen. Bennett and Rep. Ammons

Monday 11/26/2018 at 5:30 p.m.!

If you still have questions or need information about getting or renewing health insurance through the ACA Marketplace during this Open Enrollment period, join us at Monday’s special Pop-up Open Enrollment for Health Care Town Hall meeting!

Sen. Scott Bennett and Rep. Carol Ammons are partnering with the Illinois Department of Insurance and CCHCC to host this informational town hall meeting.

About ACA Marketplace Open Enrollment:
Open Enrollment for ACA Marketplace plans ends on December 15, and the healthcare.gov website is “closed” on Sundays for “maintenance”, per the Trump Administration. So, there are only 18 more days for Open Enrollment.

Here are the details for Monday’s Open Enrollment Town Hall meeting:

WHAT:  Town Hall Meeting on Open Enrollment for ACA Marketplace Plans (healthcare.gov)

WHEN:  Monday, November 26, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Illinois Terminal Building, CityView Banquet & Meeting Center on the 4th Floor – 45 E. University Avenue, Champaign

WHO:  State Senator Scott Bennett, State Representative Carol Ammons, the Illinois Department of Insurance, and Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC)

For more information, please contact Senator Bennett’s district office at 217-355-5252 or visit www.SenatorBennett.com