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. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:45:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Maine Sheriffs Association Drug Take Back Day http://www.211maine.org/national-prescription-drug-take-back-day/ http://www.211maine.org/national-prescription-drug-take-back-day/#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20:00:59 +0000 http://www.211maine.org/?p=2598 The Maine Sheriff’s Association  has organized a Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 25  from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at multiple drop off points throughout the state. Drug Take Back Day addresses  a vital public and safety issue for people of all ages and offers an alternative to flushing drugs that harm our drinking water system. If you […]

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The Maine Sheriff’s Association  has organized a Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 25  from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at multiple drop off points throughout the state. Drug Take Back Day addresses  a vital public and safety issue for people of all ages and offers an alternative to flushing drugs that harm our drinking water system.

If you have accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs and want to safely dispose of them, this is a great opportunity to do it. Visit the Maine Sheriffs Association  for information on drop-off locations in Maine listed alphabetically by police and county sheriff participant name. New sites are added as they become available. You can also dial 2-1-1 for site locations.

 

 

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Maine Responds Emergency Health Volunteer System http://www.211maine.org/maine-responds-emergency-health-volunteer-system/ http://www.211maine.org/maine-responds-emergency-health-volunteer-system/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:47:24 +0000 http://www.211maine.org/?p=4594 Maine Responds is an online registration system for  public health, healthcare and emergency response volunteers for the State of Maine. Volunteer information is entered into a single database that can coordinate the need for volunteers across county, regional and state lines. Maine Responds is  a partnership that integrates local, regional, and statewide volunteer resources to assist our public […]

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Maine Responds is an online registration system for  public health, healthcare and emergency response volunteers for the State of Maine. Volunteer information is entered into a single database that can coordinate the need for volunteers across county, regional and state lines.

Maine Responds is  a partnership that integrates local, regional, and statewide volunteer resources to assist our public health and healthcare systems. The volunteers are trained and when contacted can decide whether to participate or not.

Register at Maine DHHS  Maine Responds. You can also visit Maine Responds on the 2-1-1 Maine website for more information.

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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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Health Insurance Marketplace Special Enrollment Period http://www.211maine.org/march-31-deadline-sign-health-care-coverage/ http://www.211maine.org/march-31-deadline-sign-health-care-coverage/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:47:59 +0000 http://www.211maine.org/?p=4194 This Special Enrollment Period is for individuals and families who did not have health coverage in 2014 and are subject to the fee or “shared responsibility payment” when they file their 2014 taxes. It is for individuals and families who were unaware or didn’t understand the implications of this new requirement to enroll in 2015 […]

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This Special Enrollment Period is for individuals and families who did not have health coverage in 2014 and are subject to the fee or “shared responsibility payment” when they file their 2014 taxes.

It is for individuals and families who were unaware or didn’t understand the implications of this new requirement to enroll in 2015 health insurance coverage.

This Special Enrollment Period is from March 15 to April 30 for individuals and families who:

  • Currently are not enrolled in coverage through the Marketplace for 2015
  • Attest that when they filed their 2014 tax return they paid the fee for not having health coverage in 2014, and
  • Attest that they first became aware of, or understood the implications of, the “shared responsibility payment” after the end of open enrollment (February 15, 2015) in connection with preparing their 2014 taxes.

You may qualify for an exemption from the requirement to have coverage. Here is a link to help determine if you qualify for an exemption health coverage tax exemption tool
 
Those without health coverage in 2014 will have to pay a fee – $95 per adult or 1 percent of their income, whichever is greater – when they file their taxes this year.
 
Individuals taking advantage of this special enrollment period will still owe a fee for the months they were uninsured and did not receive an exemption in 2014 and 2015. 

To complete your application, log in to your Marketplace account on HealthCare.gov, or contact the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596 to complete your enrollment over the phone or:

Contact a Community Action Program Health Care Navigator  at the Community Action Program below  or dial 2-1-1 for 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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Keep ME Warm Accepting Donations http://www.211maine.org/keep-me-warm-accepting-donations/ http://www.211maine.org/keep-me-warm-accepting-donations/#comments Fri, 02 Jan 2015 15:00:15 +0000 http://www.211maine.org/?p=2140 Keep ME Warm, a partnership  of Maine’s United Ways  and Community Action Programs, provides emergency heating assistance  to those who may not be eligible for limited federal, state or local fuel assistance programs and have  to choose between heating their homes and and basic needs.  You can help by making a donation to KeepMEWarm. If you wish to donate […]

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Keep ME Warm, a partnership  of Maine’s United Ways  and Community Action Programs, provides emergency heating assistance  to those who may not be eligible for limited federal, state or local fuel assistance programs and have  to choose between heating their homes and and basic needs.  You can help by making a donation to KeepMEWarm. If you wish to donate by mail, please send checks to: United Way of Greater Portland/Keep ME Warm PO Box 15200 Portland, ME 04112 Credit card donations can also be made online at KeepMeWarm. Click on Give Help and donate now. Your contributions will assist our friends and neighbors in need through the winter months.

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Questions About Your New Health Insurance? http://www.211maine.org/questions-about-your-new-health-insurance/ http://www.211maine.org/questions-about-your-new-health-insurance/#comments Sun, 05 Jan 2014 15:44:25 +0000 http://www.211maine.org/?p=3983 Are you one of the newly insured individuals who have a question about coverage, premium payments, co-payments or other health insurance issues. Marketplace.cms.gov addresses questions that consumers may have with the January 1 start of coverage through their selected health plan.  Find links for consumer information on how to access health plans as well as education factsheets explaining how […]

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Are you one of the newly insured individuals who have a question about coverage, premium payments, co-payments or other health insurance issues. Marketplace.cms.gov addresses questions that consumers may have with the January 1 start of coverage through their selected health plan. 

Find links for consumer information on how to access health plans as well as education factsheets explaining how health insurance works.

What to know about seeing your doctor -http://marketplace.cms.gov/getofficialresources/publications-and-articles/seeing-your-doctor.pdf

What to know about getting your prescription medications -http://marketplace.cms.gov/getofficialresources/publications-and-articles/getting-your-prescription-medications.pdf

Appealing your insurers’ decision not to pay -http://marketplace.cms.gov/getofficialresources/publications-and-articles/appealing-your-insurers-decision-not-to-pay.PDF

I signed up, but don’t have health coverage. What should I do? -http://marketplace.cms.gov/getofficialresources/publications-and-articles/signed-up-but-no-coverage.pdf

Getting emergency care - http://marketplace.cms.gov/getofficialresources/publications-and-articles/getting-emergency-care.pdf

What you should know about early renewal of health coverage -http://marketplace.cms.gov/getofficialresources/publications-and-articles/early-renewal-of-coverage.pdf

What you should know about provider networks -http://marketplace.cms.gov/getofficialresources/publications-and-articles/what-you-should-know-provider-networks.pdf

Contacting your Health Plan’s Customer Service Phone Number- (includes a link to a database containing the customer service phone numbers for all of the Qualified Health Plans https://data.healthcare.gov/dataset/QHP-Customer-Service-Phone-Numbers/vryg-tdzf?)- http://marketplace.cms.gov/getofficialresources/publications-and-articles/contact-health-plan.pdf


Payments of Premiums

The deadline to sign up for coverage to start January 1st was December 23rd.

We want to remind you that consumers need to pay their premium directly to the insurance company in order to have coverage by January 1, 2014. Consumers can pay when invoiced by the plan, call the issuer to make payment, or pay online if the plan accepts online payment.  All consumers have until at least December 31 to pay for coverage effective January 1, although some insurance companies have extended this deadline.  Consumers should check with their insurance company to find out when their first premium is due in order for coverage to be effective January 1. Consumers should also confirm with the issuer that their first month’s premium has been received and that enrollment is complete.

Please note that once a consumer selects a plan through the Marketplace, it may take the health plan 48-72 hours to receive and process the enrollment, so please encourage consumers to continue to periodically check back with their selected health plan. The insurance company will also send plan information and an insurance card to consumers who have completed enrollment including payment of the premium.

https://www.healthcare.gov/how-to-have-the-best-experience-with-healthcare-gov/#part=5

https://www.healthcare.gov/how-to-have-the-best-experience-with-healthcare-gov/#part=6

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