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CKF of Brightpoint Helps More Hoosiers with Healthcare Coverage Thanks to Funding

Fort Wayne, IN – During the first quarter of 2022, Brightpoint received funding to help more Hoosiers receive the healthcare coverage that they need through the Covering Kids and Families (CKF) program. CKF improves access to healthcare through community-based outreach and enrollment assistance in state and federally sponsored health coverage programs. These funds, along with matching money from Covering Kids and Families of Indiana (CKF-IN), will allow Brightpoint to provide unbiased assistance at no cost to more families in Northeast Indiana.

First Quarter Support for CKF of Brightpoint

Applying for, using, and maintaining health coverage can be difficult, but Covering Kids and Families of Brightpoint makes it easier. CKF of Brightpoint has certified healthcare Navigators who help consumers review their options, guide them through the enrollment process, and help them use and keep their coverage. Those interested in receiving help at no cost can visit mybrightpoint.org/CKF or call 1-800-589-3506 and select Option 2 to get started on their path to coverage.

The current Federal Public Health Emergency (PHE), which provides continuous enrollment for Medicaid programs and enhanced funding for states, has been extended through July 15th, 2022. This officially pushes the earliest end to continuous enrollment to August 1, 2022. For those enrolled in Medicaid programs, make sure Medicaid knows how to contact you in case of changes to your coverage. CKF of Brightpoint can help you update your information.

Additionally, the Health Insurance Marketplace now has a new Special Enrollment Period (SEP) opportunity for low-income consumers at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), which is approximately $19,000 for an individual and $40,000 for a family of four. This SEP will be available to consumers who have applied for Marketplace coverage since Open Enrollment ended and who didn’t have access to another SEP from a recent life event, such as a loss of coverage, and will enable eligible consumers to enroll in a Marketplace plan.

 

Brightpoint is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving more than 43,000 people across northeast Indiana. Through a wide range of programs, Brightpoint helps communities, families, and individuals remove the causes and conditions of poverty. All Brightpoint services are provided without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, ancestry, or status as a veteran.

Covering Kids & Families of Indiana (CKF-IN) is a statewide, not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring all Hoosiers have accessible healthcare coverage. CKF-IN promotes and facilitates healthcare coverage by building coalitions that enroll, educate, and support Hoosiers and by advocating for strong inclusive public policies. For more information, or to schedule a local appointment visit www.ckfindiana.org.

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