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Help for those who lost IL Cares Rx – Monday, Aug. 13, 2012

Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC) and other local senior service agencies will be holding a second Special Enrollment Event for people who lost their IL Cares Rx and Medicaid benefits.  Join us on Monday, August 13, 2012 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana for information and support to alleviate some of the pain and suffering from these devastating cuts (see bottom of the message for date, time, location, and parking information).

Advocates will be available to meet with you individually, answer your questions, and explore other state and federal programs to see if you are eligible for assistance.  Please call to pre-register and reserve your time with an advocate to avoid a long wait.

Participating agencies include:
•    CCHCC
•    Provena Center for Healthy Aging
•    Champaign County Regional Planning Commission
•    Family Service Senior Resource Center
•    Provena Home Health
•    Carle Foundation Hospital
•    Smile Healthy

As former recipients of IL Cares Rx go to the pharmacy, consumers are seeing just how much their drug co-pays have increased.  Many have also been billed by their Part D insurance provider for a monthly premium they have never had to pay.

Are you unsure how you’ll be able to continue paying for your medication without IL Cares Rx? 
Are you worried about the loss of your Medicaid benefits, such as dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage?  

Do you need help filling out applications and getting enrolled in programs that provide medical or prescription financial assistance?

Do you have a friend or loved one who you are concerned about that relied on IL Cares Rx or Medicaid?

Join us on Monday, August 13 at Provena Covenant Medical Center and we will do our best to answer all of your questions and make sure you are connected to the resources and programs you need.  The event will be located in the hospital Auditorium conference rooms, which are on the first floor across from the registration office.  

WHAT:  Special Enrollment Event for people who lost their IL Cares Rx or Medicaid benefits

WHO:  CCHCC, Provena Center for Healthy Aging, Regional Planning Commission, Family Service, Carle, and other local agencies

WHERE:  Provena Covenant Medical Center – Auditorium – 1400 W. Park Street, Urbana
Free parking is available on the south and east sides of the hospital.  Refreshments will be provided.
WHEN:  1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    (217) 819-4054 for Regional Planning Commission, or;
    (217) 337-2022 for Provena Center for Healthy Aging

**Please bring with you:
•    List of medications that include dosage & frequency
•    Medicare and/or other insurance cards
•    Proof of income and assets

This information will help expedite the application and enrollment process if you are eligible for any other state or federal programs.

For more information, including a flyer for the event that you are welcome to distribute, as well as an informational sheet with a step-by-step process to evaluate your options and alternatives to IL Cares Rx, please click on the link below:

You can also contact CCHCC or use any one of these resources to learn more and get help during this difficult time.

Provena Center for Health Aging:    (217) 337-2022; 410 E. University Ave., Champaign
Senior Resource Center at Family Services:    (217) 352-5100; 405 S. State St., Champaign
Regional Planning Commission:    (217) 328-3313; 1776 E. Washington St., Urbana
Medicare    1 (800) Medicare;
Social Security Administration:    1 (877) 819-2593 (Champaign office);
Champaign Office of DHS:    (217) 278-5605; 705 N. Country Fair Dr., Champaign
Benefits Check Up:

Champaign County Health Care Consumers
(217) 352-6533
44 East Main St. Suite 208, Champaign, IL 61820


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