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Community SharesCCHCC is a member of Community Shares of Illinois. You can donate to CCHCC through Community Shares workplace giving program. If your employer does not offer Community Shares as a giving option, contact CCHCC for more information!

MMWCCHCC is a member of the Make Medicare Work Coalition (MMW). MMW is a collaboration to promote access to affordable health care options in Illinois. MMW is led by AgeOptions, Health & Disability Advocates, and Progress Center for Independent Living. MMW provides materials, training, and technical assistance to professionals serving older adults and people with disabilities to enable them to help their clients access health care and prescription drug services and supports.

CCHCC also works with Families USA, a leading national voice for health care consumers. Families USA is dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care and improved health for all. They advance their mission through public policy analysis, advocacy, and collaboration with partners to promote a patient-and community-centered health system.

Enrollment Resources

CCHCC Open Enrollment Flyer (pdf)

A Guide to Illinois Medicaid (pdf)

A Guide to Illinois Medicaid (spanish) (pdf)

Immigrants and Insurance (pdf)

Immigrants and Insurance (spanish) (pdf)

CCHCC’s Introduction to Medicare (pdf)

CCHCC’s Medicare Coverage Choices – Advantage Plans and Supplement Policies (pdf)

CCHCC Is Getting Champaign County Covered! (February 2014)

The Health Care Law And You: Get Ready for the Marketplace Open Enrollment (July 2013)



What is Medicare?
Medicare card
Medicare(the red, white and blue card) is a federal insurance program for people 65 and older, people under 65 with certain disabilities, and people of any age with end-stage renal disease. Original Medicare typically covers about 80% of your out-of-pocket medical costs.

The Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Period runs each year from  October 15 to December 7, for plans starting January 1. The next Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Period starts October 15, 2017 for 2018 plans.

If you, or someone you know, needs assistance navigating your Medicare coverage, or will soon be starting Medicare coverage and have questions, please contact CCHCC’s Community Health Workers at (217) 352-6533.

Local Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Sites

SHIP sites provide free health benefits counseling for Medicare beneficiaries and their families or caregivers. The goal is to educate, counsel, and empower people to make informed Health Care decisions. SHIP is an independent program funded by federal agencies and is not affiliated with the insurance industry. Illinois’ SHIP program is sponsored by the Illinois Department on Aging. There are three local SHIP site in the Champaign-Urbana area.

Champaign County Regional Planning Commission
(217) 819-4097

Family Service Senior Resource Center
(217) 352-5100

Presence Center for Health
(217) 337-2022

Medicare Resource Guides

CCHCC’s Introduction to Medicare (pdf)

CCHCC’s Medicare Coverage Choices – Advantage Plans and Supplement Policies (pdf)

CCHCC’s Handout on the Extra Help Program for Part D (pdf)

CCHCC’s Handout on the Medicare Savings Program (pdf)

CCHCC’s Medicare Presentation from 10/12/16 Community Meeting (pdf)

SHIP’s 2016-2017 Medicare Supplement Premium Comparison Guide for northern/central IL (pdf)

Visit Illinois SHIP online

Updated 03/10/17.