What do YOU think makes a healthy community?

What makes a healthy community? What can we do in to make our community a healthy place to live, work and play? Those are the questions that will be discussed in two upcoming community conversations in northern Michigan; this first on October 14, 1 - 3:30 pm at District Health Department #4 in Cheboygan, and the second October 16, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm at Forest Home Township Hall in Bellaire. All are welcome at either event, but space is limited and registration is required. To register, contact Sheila Goupell at s.goupell@nwhealth.org or 231-347-5057.

These events continue a series of community conversations in a regional community health assessment led by the Health Department of Northwest Michigan in partnership with the Northern Health Plan, Charlevoix Area Hospital, McLaren Northern Michigan, Otsego Memorial Hospital, District Health Department #4 and Munson Healthcare.

The Healthy Michigan Plan covers people who are age 19-64, not currently enrolled in Medicaid or Medicare, and meet certain income criteria.

HMP covers the following Essential Benefit Services:

› Doctor office visits and outpatient services
› Emergency services
› Hospitalization
› Home Help & Personal Care services
› Maternity and newborn care
› Mental health and substance abuse
› Prescription drugs
› Rehabilitative services
› Dental and vision
› Laboratory
› Preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management

Other medically necessary services are covered as appropriate.

For more information or application assistance call (800) 432-4121 or visit HealthyMichiganPlan.org

Healthy Michigan Plan Annual Renewal

If you are enrolled in state health care coverage (Healthy Michigan Plan, Medicaid, MIChild, Healthy Kids etc.), you are required to complete health care coverage renewal paperwork at least once every 12 months. Not sure how to do that? Download this brochure, which will tell you exactly what steps to take!

No insurance? If you're newly married, a new parent, or have a new job, you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. Visit HealthCare.gov or call (800) 432-4121 to learn more.

Are you struggling to pay Employer-provided insurance premiums?

If you cannot afford the premiums for yourself and/or your dependents through your employer's insurance plan, you may qualify for special financial assistance from the Northern Health Plan. More information is available here.To see if you qualify, contact Nichole Cyr at the Health Department of Northwest Michigan,
(800) 432-4121.

If you recently lost your coverage or are no longer eligible, we can help you reapply for Healthy Michigan Plan and/or learn about other affordable health coverage options. Call us to make an appointment!