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AtlantiCare Community Healthcare Access Program to benefit displaced Trump Taj Mahal Casino Hotel workers

AtlantiCare Community Healthcare Access Program – or AtlantiCare CHAP assist residents of Atlantic, Cape May and southern Ocean counties who will be impacted by the closure of Trump Taj Mahal Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. Funded by the AtlantiCare Foundation, AtlantiCare first offered the program to those affected by casino closures in 2014.

AtlantiCare CHAP highlights

For those who qualify, the program includes education, counseling and assistance around health insurance coverage and options; health insurance premium subsidy support; and a resolution for outstanding medical bills for services received from AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC) before October 1, 2016.

AtlantiCare CHAP specifics

  • AtlantiCare CHAP support will be available to any resident of AtlantiCare’s service area, defined as Atlantic, Cape May, and southern Ocean counties, who was laid off within 60 days (pre and post) of the closing of The Trump Taj Mahal, who meets financial need criteria and does not have access to health insurance coverage or benefits/stipends. AtlantiCare is also extending support to employees of businesses that operated within Trump Taj Mahal Casino Hotel. Dependents of eligible participants who are permanent residents in AtlantiCare’s service area and who are not covered by any other health plan or benefit/stipend are also eligible.
  • The AtlantiCare Access Center will schedule individual, private appointments with AtlantiCare certified financial counselors, who will provide education about health insurance coverage options and assist residents who qualify in enrolling in NJ FamilyCare, or health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Counseling sessions will likely last 45 minutes to an hour. Appointments will be at AtlantiCare locations in Atlantic City and Galloway. Counselors will be available for follow-up questions and assistance. AtlantiCare has long assisted those who qualify in getting coverage. As a Certified Application Counselor Organization, AtlantiCare is certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to assist people with the Health Insurance Marketplace application process.
  • AtlantiCare will cover up to 75 percent of the federally unsubsidized Silver Plan premium (capped at $1,200 per individual covered under the plan) available through the Health Insurance Marketplace for eligible participants. Participants must not be eligible for other state-sponsored insurance programs, such as NJ FamilyCare, which includes Medicaid, or any other health insurance benefit/stipend, including through a spouse, partner, parent, or employer/union. This support would continue for up to 12 months, as the participant remains eligible for assistance and remains current with his or her portion of the premium.
  • AtlantiCare CHAP financial counselors will work to resolve outstanding bills or patient balances of eligible displaced casino employees for healthcare services received from ARMC prior to October 1, 2016.
  • AtlantiCare will offer a free Flu vaccination to participants.   
  • AtlantiCare will also identify options for those who do not qualify for AtlantiCare CHAP assistance.

Those seeking AtlantiCare CHAP assistance should call the AtlantiCare Access Center at

1-888-569-1000 to schedule a private appointment with an AtlantiCare CHAP certified financial counselor.

mycode image quoteHere’s how you can participate in MyCode®:

Step 1: Sign and return the MyCode Community Health Initiative consent form. Always read and consider carefully the terms and conditions of any consent form you sign. If you have questions about it, please call us at 1-888-569-1000 (toll-free) or 609-383-6444, or email us at JoinMyCode@atlanticare.org.

When you consent to participate in MyCode, you agree to:

  • Let us look at and use information in your electronic health record for research.
  • Donate a blood or saliva sample.
  • Give us permission to contact you in the future if we need more information.
  • Give us permission to contact you in the future to tell you about other research studies.

Step 2: Donate a blood or saliva sample. You can do this several ways:

  • Agree to have two extra tablespoons of blood collected for research each time your AtlantiCare healthcare provider requires you to have blood drawn for tests.
  • Stop by an AtlantiCare Clinical Lab when it’s convenient for you.
  • You may also have other opportunities to provide a sample of blood or saliva.

What will AtlantiCare do with my sample?

Researchers might study all or only some of your genes.We will look at your sample and your electronic health record to learn about changes in genes that keep us healthy or make us sick.

Will I receive results?

If a researcher finds something that is important to your health, then we will inform you and your healthcare provider, as well as put it in your medical record. You can decide if you wish to follow up with your healthcare provider to discuss the possibility of further testing, monitoring or treatment. All results are treated with complete confidentiality. AtlantiCare experts can help you and your healthcare provider in understanding your result.

What kind of results might I receive?

Most people in MyCode will not receive any results of their genomic testing. However, between 2 and 4 percent of participants will have a DNA that might need to be reviewed by your provider. AtlantiCare can help patients and providers understand and follow up on MyCode results.

Click here for a copy of the consent form. Once you have completed the consent form, you can email it back to JoinMyCode@atlanticare.org or mail it to:

AtlantiCare MyCode
2500 English Creek Avenue
Building 1000, Suite 1001
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

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PRIDE (Promoting Respect, Individuality, Diversity, and Equality) Scholarship

Goal:

To encourage students that identify as LGBT to pursue careers in healthcare and related fields.
Award:
Scholarship in the amount of $500 to be used toward tuition or books.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating high school senior who self identifies as LGBT and who will pursue a career in healthcare related field.
2. Student will enroll full-time (as defined by their college/university) at one of the following 2 or 4 year colleges or university:
Atlantic Cape Community College
Cumberland County College
Richard Stockton University
Rowan University
3. GPA - 2.5 or above
4. One (1) reference letter from school guidance counselor (must include students GPA).
5. Essay: (not to exceed 800 words)

a. Why interested in healthcare
b. Area of interest (physician, nursing, allied health, information technology, pharmacy, laboratory…)
c. Importance of reducing health disparities within the LGBT community. (Health disparities are differences in the incidence, prevalence, mortality, and burden of diseases and other adverse health conditions that exist among specific population groups in the United States.– National Institutes of Health)
Note: Funds will be distributed to student once they present proof of enrollment in accredited school. Selected student and his/her parents will be invited to AtlantiCare's 6th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Event to be held in November 2016 at Richard Stockton University.

Deadline for submission: April 30, 2016

Application Packet must include:

1. Completed Application
2. A recommendation letter from school guidance which must include students current GPA.
3. Essay
 
Complete the Scholarship Application online.