Posts from — February 2015

Resource for changes between Highmark and UPMC

February 17, 2015   Comments Off on Resource for changes between Highmark and UPMC

From stayinformed.pa.gov:

CONFUSED ABOUT THE CHANGES BETWEEN HIGHMARK AND UPMC?


The Pennsylvania Departments of Insurance and Health created StayInformed.PA.gov to be an unbiased resource to help you cut through the confusion.
While every health care situation is unique, and may require consultation with your insurer, your physician and others as well, the resources on StayInformed.pa.gov are designed to help you navigate the changes and protect your rights.
You can check out the information on this website, and you can always contact the CHC Helpline at 412-456-1877 for one-on-one assistance.

Local nonprofits make final push as Feb. 15 deadline draws near

February 12, 2015   Comments Off on Local nonprofits make final push as Feb. 15 deadline draws near

From Pittsburgh City Paper:

In this last push, Enroll America, which focuses on ACA outreach by serving as a referral agency for local nonprofits, will hold an enrollment event today at the Community College of Allegheny County’s Allegheny Campus, on Pittsburgh’s North Side, along with Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania, the Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania, and the Consumer Health Coalition.

“CCAC has been a great partner in helping us give a chance [to enroll] youth in Allegheny County; people on the North Side; folks who are able to travel here from the Hill District and people from the  West End who can just hop across the bridge. That’s why we’re holding this event here today,” Murphy says. The organization has held more than 50 outreach events at various locations around the county since November.

Read entire article: http://www.pghcitypaper.com/Blogh/archives/2015/02/12/local-nonprofits-make-final-push-as-feb-15-open-health-care-enrollment-deadline-draws-near

Grassroots campaign helps consumers find health-care plans

February 4, 2015   Comments Off on Grassroots campaign helps consumers find health-care plans

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From Pittsburgh City Paper:

Rather than expand Pennsylvania’s existing Medicaid program, Gov. Corbett, a vocal opponent of the ACA, added another program, Healthy PA, on top of it. Though it grants coverage to 600,000 Pennsylvanians who weren’t eligible under the ACA last year, it also has new conditions. For example, people who qualify must search for work, and if they miss a payment, they are locked out of coverage.

“It’s helpful being around other navigators. We can help each other out with troubleshooting, especially right now with Healthy PA questions,” Kayla Berkey, a navigator with the Consumer Health Coalition, said in between helping people on weekday evening at the Carnegie Library in Oakland. “We can connect with other assisters to find out what’s not working so we can do advocacy to change it.”

Read the full article here: http://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/grassroots-campaign-helps-consumers-find-health-care-plans-before-feb-15-affordable-care-act-deadline/Content?oid=1804268&storyPage=2

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