Category Archives: Updates

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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Medicare news for you! And save the date Thursday, October 25, 2018

If you have Medicare, or care for someone who has Medicare, we have important news for you!

Please read below to learn more about the new Medicare Cards, and also to save the date for CCHCC’s upcoming Medicare Open Enrollment Community Meeting.

Keep an eye out for your new Medicare card, and learn what to do once you get it!

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Medicare Education, Enrollment, and Advocacy – Support CCHCC

June 14, 2018

CCHCC is launching our Medicare Education, Enrollment, and Advocacy Project, and we hope you will help support this effort.

Support CCHCC.

Medicare is complicated. There are many parts, and there are many options for additional coverage. And there are more expenses that go with Medicare than most people realize.

Many people who are turning 65 and signing up for Medicare Parts A and B are surprised to learn that Part A has a hospital deductible, and Part B has a monthly premium. For too many individuals, facing the monthly Premium of Part B at the very same time that they are going on to the fixed income of their Social Security retirement benefits, the cost of Part B is just too much and some elect to forego Part B coverage. And without Part B coverage, they cannot get Part D prescription drug coverage.

Medicare is complicated, but CCHCC’s knowledgeable and experienced Community Health Workers are here to help our community members navigate the Medicare system!

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