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Special Event – June 27 – Help for those losing IL Cares Rx, Medicaid benefits

Join Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC) and other local senior service agencies on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana to learn about how you can prepare for the cuts to the IL Cares Rx and Medicaid programs that take effect July 1, 2012.

Many of you are probably very concerned about the elimination of the IL Cares Rx program and the drastic cuts to Medicaid benefits.   Advocates will be available to meet with you individually, answer your questions, and explore other state and federal programs that you may be eligible for to alleviate some of the pain and suffering from these devastating cuts.

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

Are you unsure how you’ll be able to continue paying for your medication without IL Cares Rx?  

Are you worried about losing 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 relies on IL Cares Rx or Medicaid?

Join us on Wednesday, June 27 at Lincoln Square Mall 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 former 88 Broadway space, which is in the south wing, across the courtyard from the Art Mart.

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WHAT:  Special Enrollment Event for people losing 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:  Lincoln Square Mall (88 Broadway; south wing, across from Art Mart)
    156 Lincoln Sq  
Urbana, IL 61801

WHEN:  1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(You are welcome to come anytime during the 4 hours we will be there, but please allow plenty of time to meet with advocates and complete various program applications and enrollments)

**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 to make sure you continue to receive coverage after July 1.

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 links below:

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

IMPORTANT RESOURCES
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; www.medicare.gov
Social Security Administration:    1 (877) 819-2593 (Champaign office); www.ssa.gov
Champaign Office of DHS:    (217) 278-5605; 705 N. Country Fair Dr., Champaign
Benefits Check Up:    www.benefitscheckup.org

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