Operation Reindeer is Mental Health America of Westmoreland County's annual drive to provide gifts for Westmoreland County residents at Torrance State Hospital, a long term facility for psychiatric patients.
We are currently collecting items to help make being away from family over the Holidays easier for patients who struggle with serious mental illnesses. All donations are sorted so that each patient receives a gift as part of the "Three Wishes" program at Torrance. Click HERE to learn how you can help.
For over 50 Years, this annual MHAWC gift drive has brightened the holidays for residents of Torrance State Hospital as well as individuals served by Westmoreland Casemanagement and Supports, Inc. For many, this is the only gift they will receive during the holiday season.
2017 Marketplace Insurance Coverage
Most people who get their medical insurance coverage will be able to find a plan for less than $75 per month thanks to financial assistance.
About 85 percent of both current Marketplace users and Marketplace-eligible uninsured Americans qualify for tax credits that help make coverage affordable.
Tax credits increase along with premiums, so the law will protect the large majority of consumers from rate increases, as it was designed to do.
Shopping for a better deal can save $$
More than 7 in 10 current Marketplace users could save an average of $682 in annual premiums in 2017 if they came back to shop and selected the lowest-cost plan within their current level instead of re-enrolling in their current plan.
All users will have choices. The large majority will have multiple issuer options, and all will have multiple plans to consider.
Before the ACA, millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions had no choices, because they were locked out of coverage. Mental illness was one condition that kept people from getting insured. That is no longer true. All plans must cover mental health and drug and alcohol treatment.
The Navigators are here to help you with any questions you may have about the Marketplace, about the application and more. There is no charge for this service. The Navigators are federally trained and paid to offer assistance in Pennsylvania.
Navigators can be reached at 1-855-274-5626 (toll free). Contact information for Navigators serving regions of the state is at www.mhawc.org.
Language interpreter services are available. The TTY number for people who are deaf or hearing impaired is 1-877-962-5593.
About the Health Insurance Marketplace
With one application to the Marketplace, people can access all plan options and enroll in health insurance plans. Every plan offers essential health benefits, including doctor visits, preventive care and wellness services, hospitalization, prescriptions, and mental health and substance abuse disorder services, including behavioral health treatment. Visit www.healthcare.gov for more information. PA Medicaid information is found at www.compass.state.pa.us.
Health Care Navigator:
NEED HEALTH INSURANCE? NEED HELP? CONTACT A MARKETPLACE NAVIGATOR:
Do you need health insurance? Mental Health America of Westmoreland County has a certified navigator to help you navigate the new Health Insurance Marketplace and find health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. By using the Marketplace, you can see and compare all your options in one place and enroll for health insurance.
Apply and Enroll
Visit HealthCare.gov and complete an application to see the coverage available in your area. You can also call the Marketplace at 1-800-318-2596 for more information. TTY users should call 1-855-889-4325. To apply for insurance you will need the following: name, birth date, social security number, and income information for yourself and all family members needing coverage.
Get Help from Health Insurance Marketplace
Navigators in Pennsylvania Navigators can help you understand how the Marketplace works and complete eligibility and enrollment forms. Call 1-855-274-5626 (toll free) to make an appointment or speak with a Navigator.
Mental Health America of Westmoreland County is also available in Western Pennsylvania to provide informational sessions both as outreach to organizations and groups or one-on-one to individuals. To schedule a navigator to speak to your group or visit you in the community, call MHAWC at 724-691-0475