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Covering Kids and Families of Northeast Indiana receives $20,000 gift from MDwise

By Lauren Caggiano

Covering Kids and Families of Northeast Indiana (CKF-NEIN) recently received a $20,000 donation from MDwise, a statewide managed health care organization, to further its efforts to enroll more eligible children and families in the state’s Medicaid health plans.
CKF-NEIN is a coalition of partners overseen by Community Action of Northeast Indiana (CANI) that works to inform residents about state health insurance options and offers enrollment assistance to eligible individuals. CKF-NEIN serves Allen, DeKalb, Noble, Steuben, Whitley, LaGrange and Kosciusko Counties. Statewide, CKF of Indiana is made up of more than 500 partnering organizations committed to ensuring that all Hoosier children and families eligible for Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) are enrolled.
The $20,000 donation from MDwise will support CKF-NEIN’s mission to help all Northeast Indiana children and adults receive health coverage. MDwise is Indiana’s only not-for-profit managed care organization exclusively serving the state’s Medicaid population through three health plans – Hoosier Healthwise, the Healthy Indiana Plan and Care Select.
MDwise’s donation continues the organization’s long-standing support of CKF-NEIN. Just last August, the organization donated 200 backpacks through CKF-NEIN to the Back to School event in DeKalb County. CKF-NEIN and MDwise also partnered in sponsoring a community wide baby shower in Allen County.
With the help of MDwise and other supporters, CKF-NEIN conducts various special events, such as enrollment events, and disseminates information about the state’s health plan options to Northeast Indiana residents. Additional CKF-NEIN supporters include: Parkview Foundation, Parkview Whitley Foundation, Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne and Managed Health Services (MHS).  
For more information or for help enrolling in HIP or Hoosier Healthwise, please contact Paige Wilkins, Program Supervisor of Covering Kids & Families, (260) 423-3546.

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