Caring Voice

Preparing for open enrollment

Medicare open enrollment begins Oct. 15, and Caring Voice Coalition’s health insurance counselors are busy preparing to walk people through the options that might best serve their individual coverage needs.

In prior years, people also would soon be calling CVC to apply for financial assistance. We want to remind you that in the wake of the Nov. 28, 2017, decision by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General to rescind CVC’s Advisory Opinion, CVC is not offering financial assistance.

We know for some, nothing quite filled the hole left by those grants that were such an important lifeline. Whether you are still searching for similar resources or have other unmet chronic illness needs, our case managers want to guide and support you however possible. They are experts in tracking down the best resources for each individual. Just call CVC’s toll-free patient line between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET at 888-267-1440. You also can view a list of the main financial resources we know about here.

We remain centrally concerned for people we know are still in need. We are carefully, thoughtfully developing a strategy that we look forward to sharing with you soon. In the meantime, we continue to provide health insurance and disability education and counseling for eligible patients. You can find more about those through our home page.

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