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Seeking Medicaid & SNAP recipients to serve as advisory board

United Resource Connection is seeking Medicaid and SNAP recipients for input and feedback about local support programs and services. One of the goals of United Resource Connection is to make access to support services more user-friendly. One of the ways we do this is by providing more than phone numbers

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Shared by United Resource Connection November 14, 2023

What Happens to Health Programs if the Federal Government Shuts Down?

U.S. Congressional gridlock can temporarily shut down big parts of the federal government — including many health programs. If it happens, some government functions would stop completely and some in part, while others wouldn’t be immediately affected — including Medicare, Medicaid, and health plans sold under the Affordable Care Act.

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Shared by Kaiser Health News September 27, 2023

Monthly Community Resource Fairs at Cincinnati Public Library

Free community resources fairs are held at the North Plaza of the downtown Main Library on the final Thursday of each month. These resource fairs offer individual assistance to get connected with area services, including access to free primary care health services and medicaid navigation, free legal aid, and discount

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Shared by United Resource Connection September 26, 2023

Social Security Statements Available Online

This post was originally published November 26th, 2021. The format and/or content has been updated for quality assurance. The Social Security Administration creates an annual statement for each individual, showing how much you have paid in Social Security and Medicare taxes, and much you would get in Social Security benefits when

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Shared by United Resource Connection July 2, 2023

Impacts on Access to Care as Federal COVID Public Health Emergency Ends

As the federal public health emergency declared in response to the COVID-19 pandemic comes to an end, healthcare access may be impacted in several ways. One major concern is the potential loss of insurance coverage for those who gained it due to emergency measures, such as expanded Medicaid eligibility and

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Shared by United Resource Connection May 10, 2023

Hamilton County’s 5 1 3 Relief Bus Services

Hamilton County has a bus that visits local neighborhoods to provide health screenings, mobile healthcare, and enrollment assistance for a wide variety of social services and economic relief programs. The bus is called the “5 1 3 Relief Bus”. The 5 1 3 Relief bus schedules visits with municipalities throughout

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Shared by United Resource Connection April 5, 2023

Apply Online for Job & Family Services

It was announced this week that the Hamilton County Department of Job & Family Services has launched a new online portal that allows individuals and families to apply for services completely online. The portal allows applicants to sign electronically when submitting their application for services. The Hamilton County Department of

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Shared by United Resource Connection March 9, 2023

New Social Security Gov Website

The Social Security Administration has redesigned their website to make access to online services more user-friendly. The new layout provides direct access to do things like: Check eligibility for benefits, Plan for retirement, Apply for benefits, Sign up for Medicare, Appeal a decision, and/or Check application or appeal status. They

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Shared by United Resource Connection January 27, 2023

January 7th Health Insurance Enrollment Event

The deadline to secure marketplace insurance for 2023 is January 15th. On Saturday, January 7th, there will be opportunity to get help with the process at the Walnut Hills Public Library. The event will be held from 11am to 3pm. Attendees can learn more about eligibility and enrollment requirements for

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Shared by United Resource Connection December 29, 2022

Medicaid and Marketplace Application Assistance Event, December 6th.

Obtaining medical insurance can be a complicated process, whether one is applying for private insurance or medicaid. Both the online portal for the Health Insurance Marketplace, as well as the online portal for Ohio Medicaid, can be difficult to navigate. People often need help with the process. Application assistance will

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Shared by United Resource Connection November 24, 2022

Medication Delivery as low as $1/month with Amazon Prime

Amazon has announced that their Amazon Prime members are eligible for medication delivery for as little as $1/month. They report working with most insurance programs including medicaid. The program works by first checking whether the Amazon Pharmacy can supply your specific medication needs. They have an online portal to investigate

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Shared by United Resource Connection August 12, 2022

How to get FREE at-home COVID-19 test kits

There is a newly completed government website that allows every home in the U.S. to order four free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 test kits. The tests are completely free and will usually ship within 7 to 12 days. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them.   You

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Shared by United Resource Connection January 21, 2022

Greater Cincinnati United Way Database Now Searchable On Our Site

You can now search the Greater Cincinnati United Way database without leaving United Resource Connection by using the form located at https://cincinnati.unitedresourceconnection.org/uwgc-database. The Greater Cincinnati United Way database consists of nearly 1,500 agencies and organizations that provide approximately 3,000 programs to assist you in your time of need. The database provides

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Shared by United Resource Connection June 18, 2021