Category: Community Cares

Community Says Yes Again

Five Reasons Why Former Community Health Members Should Re-Enroll Now Former Marketplace Members, we miss you! We’re now offering more affordable health plan options.  Depending on your income and family size, you may qualify for extra savings by as much as $85 per person, per month! Community Health Choice is still your local, nonprofit health plan with real customer service from people who care about you and your family. Give us a look! We want to be your health insurance plan again. Say “YES” and get: MORE AFFORDABLE PLANS The largest hospital network Free preventive care Specialist visits without a referral We’re your local nonprofit health plan And much more! Give us another try!  Say “YES” again! WE’RE HERE TO HELP Health insurance can be confusing. Call us today and let us help

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Yes to Your Whole Family

Community Health Choice Offers Medicare D-SNP Members, unite! If you like your Marketplace plan, why not spread the word to the rest of your family? As a local, nonprofit health plan, we have affordable options to fit every stage of life. MEDICARE D-SNP FOR: Adults 65+ who are eligible for Medicare and Medicaid Adults 21+ with disabilities or severe/disabling chronic conditions and are also eligible for Medicare and Medicaid Individuals who make $13,000 or less Couples who make $17,500 or less CALL 281.729.0689 or visit Communityhealthchoice.org/SayYes/.

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Mobile Learning for Texas Children

Why We’re a Collab-Lab Partner “Every day, we see the value of early education and enrichment to help children get on track for success. I see the need and value as the CEO of Community Health Choice, and I also see the need and value as a mother of small children.” –Lisa Wright, CEO Learn More Community Health Choice is proud to sponsor and celebrate a significant new way to help children achieve healthier and more hope-filled lives. Community was honored to be an early donor with the Collaborative for Children for their new mobile learning initiative called the “Collab-Lab,” a learning collaboration laboratory on wheels! In her remarks at the launch event, Community CEO Lisa Wright said: “Every day, we see the value of early education and enrichment to

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Video: More Than a Health Plan

Community Health Choice isn’t just your health plan. We’re your partner in making Texas a better place to live, thrive, and be well. We focus on connecting you to the best, most affordable health care and resources, not just when you’re sick but to make sure you stay healthy as well. We work life forward for you and your family. That means while we provide health resources and advice you can trust, we also provide resources and programs focused around social support, community support, job training and education. This includes such topics as: Money management education Job training Career advancement Early childhood development Reading readiness Our Life Services team extends our reach to Community Members. Two programs our Life Services team developed and manage include our KinderReady and CareerReady programs.

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Video: Diontre’s Story

Diontre grew up as the youngest of five children. She was rich in the fact that she was surrounded by family, but they were not well off.  Her mom did not have a high school diploma and never held a steady job. However, Diontre and her siblings never realized their family lived paycheck to paycheck. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yfk7xo5w-HoIn high school, Diontre skipped so much school during her senior year that she was kicked out. The principal told her she could not graduate. Diontre was devastated and upset with herself. She met with the principal and a counselor to work out a plan. Through hard work, perseverance and a stringent schedule, she graduated.  Among her group of friends, five girls had routinely skipped school with her. Diontre was the only one of the five

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Video: CareerReady Scholar Raul Aguirre

Raul was awarded the CareerReady Scholarship when he was a 2018 high school senior at AAMA Sanchez Charter School. Through CareerReady, Raul was able to complete the A+ IT program at Houston Community College. With the help of his Life Coach, Raul created his resume and started applying for jobs. It was difficult to find a job he was eligible for because he had no work experience. To give him hands-on work experience, Community created an entry level apprenticeship called CareerReady 2.0 in their IT department. This work experience gave Raul the opportunity to shine and improve his skill set. The mentorship he received from his supervisors motivated him to go back to school and further his education. Currently, Raul is a thriving employee in Community’s IT department and is enrolled in

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Helping Our Students Thrive

Community Conversations: Helping Our Students through the COVID-19 Pandemic On May 4, 2021, Greater Houston area education experts joined our fourth Community Conversations live event discussing the far-reaching impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students. For this panel, we were joined by Tysheka McKinnie, Assistant Principal, Goodman ACE Elementary School, in the Aldine Independent School District Adeeb Barqawi, President and CEO of ProUnitas, a Texas nonprofit connecting students for life resources. Adeeb was a physics teacher at Kashmere High School in Northeast Houston Matt Barnes, co-founder and parent coach for The Education Game, helping parents equip their students as learners, and a longtime educational leader, and Moderator Jaundrea Clay, reporter and editor at the Houston Chronicle, and founding editor of HouWeAre, the Chronicle’s newsletter examining the intersection of race, identity

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Better Coverage At Lower Costs: ARP + SEP = Health Savings

Community Conversations: How to save on health coverage during the Special Enrollment Period On April 6, 2021, Texas health leaders joined our third Community Conversations live event answering questions about the current Special Enrollment Period (SEP).  The American Rescue Plan, recently passed by Congress and signed by President Biden, contains significant provisions to help Americans obtain health insurance during an extended Special Enrollment Period through August 15, 2021. We’re grateful to leaders from Episcopal Health Foundation, Young Invincibles, Every Texan, and the Texas Association of Community Health Plans, who joined Community President and CEO Lisa Wright to discuss eligibility and enrollment for coverage and savings. Click here to watch the recording from the live conversation, complete with participant Q&A.  If you’re interested in obtaining coverage during the Special Enrollment Period,

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Straight Talk on the Vaccine in Asian and Hispanic Communities

Community hosts live events to help Texans understand the COVID-19 vaccines On March 23, 2021, Community gathered Texas health and community leaders to answer questions and engage in “straight talk” about the COVID-19 vaccine. The conversation was specifically designed to address concerns among Asian and Hispanic communities and was moderated by Houston Chronicle reporter Gwendolyn Wu. Panelists described their confidence in the COVID-19 vaccines while discussing unique needs among Asian and Hispanic families and neighborhoods. More than 4,000 people have viewed the livestream. Click here to watch the recording from the live conversation, complete with participant Q&A.  This popular event followed a COVID-19 vaccine webinar with Black leaders. 

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