211maine.org http://www.211maine.org 2-1-1 Maine is a comprehensive statewide directory of over 10,000 health and human services staffed by trained 2-1-1 Call Specialists 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Mon, 18 May 2015 18:43:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month http://www.211maine.org/may-is-national-skin-cancer-awareness-month/ http://www.211maine.org/may-is-national-skin-cancer-awareness-month/#comments Wed, 13 May 2015 18:45:13 +0000 http://www.211maine.org/?p=4677 Skin Cancer Awareness Month increases the awareness and public understanding of the disease including screening, early detection and treatment options. Skin cancers present significant health concerns so staying informed with the latest news on prevention and screening of skin cancer are important steps in reducing the risk of developing the disease. Find out about sun safety, […]

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Skin Cancer Awareness Month increases the awareness and public understanding of the disease including screening, early detection and treatment options. Skin cancers present significant health concerns so staying informed with the latest news on prevention and screening of skin cancer are important steps in reducing the risk of developing the disease.

Find out about sun safety, indoor tanning and  how to protect yourself from the sun. Many of the more than 3 million skin cancer cases that are diagnosed annually could be prevented by protecting skin from excessive sun exposure and avoiding indoor tanning.

For more information and resources, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Cancer Society.

 

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Questions About Health Care? http://www.211maine.org/questions-about-health-care/ http://www.211maine.org/questions-about-health-care/#comments Tue, 12 May 2015 12:25:13 +0000 http://www.211maine.org/?p=4671 Next Open Enrollment in the Marketplace is November 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016. But you can still get coverage if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. You can also update your current coverage if you have a major life event. Life events that may qualify you for a Special Enrollment Period are: having […]

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Next Open Enrollment in the Marketplace is November 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016. But you can still get coverage if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. You can also update your current coverage if you have a major life event.

Life events that may qualify you for a Special Enrollment Period are: having a baby, adopting a child or placing a child for adoption, losing other health coverage, permanently moving outside your plan’s coverage area, gaining citizenship, or leaving incarceration.

Here are examples of losing other health insurance coverage: losing job-based coverage for any reason, losing coverage through divorce, COBRA coverage ending (but not cancelling it yourself before it expires), aging off a parent’s plan when you turn 26, and losing eligibility for MaineCare.

If you already have coverage through the Marketplace, it is important to report major life changes such as getting married or divorced, having a baby, adopting a child or placing a child for adoption, having a change in income, getting health coverage through a job or a program like Medicare or MaineCare.

Next Open Enrollment in the Marketplace is November 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016.

Contact a Community Action Program Health Care Navigator at the Community Action Program below or dial 2-1-1 for the nearest location for more information on how you can get help with your enrollment.

Aroostook County Action Program (Presque Isle) at 800-432-7881

Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Waterville) at 800-542-8227

Midcoast Community Action (Bath) at 800-221-2221

Penquis (Bangor) at 844-846-3691

The Opportunity Alliance (Portland) at 877-429-6884

Waldo County Community Action Partners (Belfast) at 800-930-7351

Western Maine Community Action (East Wilton) at 800-645-9636

Washington Hancock Community Action (Ellsworth) at 664-2424

York County Community Action Corp (Sanford) at 800-965-5762

You can also do the following:

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Maine Summer Camp http://www.211maine.org/maine-summer-camp/ http://www.211maine.org/maine-summer-camp/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 09:41:27 +0000 http://www.211maine.org/?p=4198 Summer camp enrollment time is here. Maine Summer Camps is a nonprofit organization that represents  over 100 summer camp and adventure programs. The online Maine Camp Finder is searchable by type of camp and session length.  Summer camps serving campers with special needs are available and financial assistance is available as well. Visit Find Your […]

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Summer camp enrollment time is here. Maine Summer Camps is a nonprofit organization that represents  over 100 summer camp and adventure programs. The online Maine Camp Finder is searchable by type of camp and session length.  Summer camps serving campers with special needs are available and financial assistance is available as well.

Visit Find Your Maine Summer Camp and explore the many options. Camp types include family, coed, boys and girls. Session length includes full session residential, 3 to 4 weeks residential, 1 to 2 weeks residential, day camps, and trips. You can also search by keyword, view a list of all of the camps, or review an interactive map of Maine camps.

Visit Special Needs Summer Camps for information on camps serving campers with special needs. Visit Summer Camp Financial Assistance  for information about available financial assistance.

For more information, call Maine Summer Camps at 207- 518-9557 or email camps@mainecamps.org.

You may also dial 2-1-1 Maine for camp resources  or visit http://www.211maine.org.

 

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2-1-1 Maine http://www.211maine.org/211maine/ http://www.211maine.org/211maine/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:00:40 +0000 http://211maine.org.s90769.gridserver.com/?p=1 2-1-1 Maine is a comprehensive statewide directory of over 8,000 health and human services available in Maine. The toll free 2-1-1 hotline connects callers to trained call specialists who can help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Finding the answers to health and human services questions and locating resources is as quick and […]

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2-1-1 Maine is a comprehensive statewide directory of over 8,000 health and human services available in Maine. The toll free 2-1-1 hotline connects callers to trained call specialists who can help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Finding the answers to health and human services questions and locating resources is as quick and easy as dialing 2-1-1 or visiting www.211maine.org.

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