La Porte County’s Covering Kids and Families receives $20,000 from MDwise

 2/15/2011
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La Porte County’s Covering Kids and Families receives $20,000 from MDwise

MICHIGAN CITY — Covering Kids and Families (CKF) of La Porte County recently received a $20,000 donation from MDwise, a statewide managed health care organization, to further its efforts to enroll more eligible children and families in the state’s Medicaid health plans.

CKF of La Porte County is a coalition of partners overseen by Healthy Communities of La Porte County that works to inform residents about state health insurance options and offers enrollment assistance to eligible individuals. Statewide, CKF of Indiana is made up of more than 500 partner organizations committed to ensuring that all Hoosier children and families eligible for Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) are enrolled.

The $20,000 donation from MDwise will support CKF’s mission to help all LaPorte County children and adults receive health coverage. MDwise is Indiana’s only not-for-profit managed care organization exclusively serving the state’s Medicaid population through three health plans: Hoosier Healthwise, the Healthy Indiana Plan and Care Select.

MDwise’s donation continues the organization’s long-standing support of CKF. Just last August, the organization donated 500 backpacks through CKF to the Back to School event in Michigan City.

With the help of MDwise and other supporters, CKF conducts various special events, such as health fairs, and disseminates information about the state’s health plan options to La Porte County residents. Additional CKF supporters include: Duneland Health Council, Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital and Managed Health Services.

For more information or for help enrolling in HIP or Hoosier Healthwise, please contact Monica Cavinder, Director of Covering Kids & Families, (219) 221-1559. Eligible residents can also apply at the local Department of Family Resources’ office, or online at www.in.gov/fssa.

Source: http://www.heraldargus.com/archives/la-porte-county-s-covering-kids-and-families-receives-from/article_14a9860b-3c7a-590b-bb23-f45ab07ff877.html