Covering Kids and Families — “K21 Increases Local Access To Healthcare”

Times-Union Online, October 21, 2019

Brightpoint has received a $17,500 grant from K21 Health Foundation to support the Covering Kids and Families (CKF) program.

CKF works to improve access to healthcare through community-based outreach and enrollment assistance in state and federally sponsored health coverage programs, according to a news release from Brightpoint. This grant is being matched with $26,250 in funds from CKF Indiana for a total of $43,750 to support enrollment, outreach and health literacy activities.

Brightpoint knows that finding and applying for health coverage can be difficult. Covering Kids and Families of Brightpoint has licensed healthcare Navigators who help consumers review their options and guide them through the enrollment process. This grant from the K21 Health Foundation, along with the matching funds from CKF-IN, will help Brightpoint assist the residents of Kosciusko County in applying for and maintaining health insurance coverage.

“The impact of this program is not only to help qualified residents get health coverage, but the relationship that is established allows Brightpoint to assist in helping them keep coverage active in future years when renewal periods happen,” said K21 President and CEO Rich Haddad.

Brightpoint has a local office at the K21 Health Services Pavilion, 1515 Provident Drive, Warsaw. Residents interested in health coverage through Medicaid or Marketplace are encouraged to make an appointment at mybrightpoint.org/CKF or call 800-589-2264.

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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