Passport Health Plan Community Engagement Team will continue to work side-by-side with community advocates like you who believe in the importance of helping Kentuckians live healthier lives. Passport’s Community Engagement Representatives throughout the Commonwealth will continue to be here to help you in these efforts. For questions, please click here to reach out to the Community Engagement Representative in your area.
Gov. Beshear announced the state has reconnected kynect. The new kynect offers expanded benefits, and enhanced usability in a new mobile-friendly format. Visit kynect.ky.gov for assistance with SNAP, Medicaid and Children’s Coverage, KTAP, food, employment, finances, transportation, housing, physical and mental health, KI-HIPP, and much more.
Gov. Beshear said “Every member of Team Kentucky should have health care – it is a basic human right. Now that kynect is back, it is easier for Kentuckians to access the benefits they need so they can afford to see a doctor and get the care they deserve.” To view the full article from the Office of the Governor, click here.
First Lady Beshear has highlighted Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is recognized nationally in October. “Breast Cancer is one of the leading health crises for women in the United States, and unfortunately too many of us know someone who has been impacted by this disease,” the First Lady said. “One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, and the American Cancer Society estimates that 3,800 Kentucky women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020.” Uninsured or underinsured women can receive a mammogram screening through the Kentucky Women’s Cancer Screening Program by calling 844-249-0708.
For additional support and resources, contact the Kentucky Cancer Program at 877-326-1134 or visit www.KYCancerProgram.org
Passport Health Plan Community Engagement Team will continue to work side-by-side with community advocates like you who believe in the importance of helping Kentuckians live healthier lives. Passport’s Community Engagement Representatives throughout the Commonwealth will continue to be here to help you in these efforts. For questions, please click on the attached link to reach out to the Community Engagement Representative in your area https://passporthealthplan.com/advocates/advocate-representatives/
Passport continues working daily with organizations that provide key services to our communities. These resources are identified on our website at https://passporthealthplan.com/resources-for-coronavirus-closures/
One example is the partnership with Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, Metro United Way and JPMorgan Chase to provide FREE job training and financial coaching in select Louisville neighborhoods. For more details, including contact information, please click here
Are you on social media? Did you know our advocates and members can stay connected with Passport Health Plan via multiple channels? Stay informed with the latest updates and news, including resources to assist you and our communities.
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A recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey found that 53% of adults reported that their mental health had been negatively affected by Covid-19. Social isolation, job loss and income insecurity, and burnout among front line workers all contribute to increasing mental health problems. Passport Health Plan is committed to the well-being of our members working with several organizations statewide to bring awareness and offering available resources. As a reminder of resources:
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 in the US
- Veterans can also text to 838255 or chat online at www.veteranscrisisline.net
- The Trevor Project provides a Hotline for LGBTQ Students 1-866-488-7386
- Hotline for Transgender People – Trans Lifeline 1-877-565-8860
In Louisville, Centerstone operates a crisis line for adults (502.589.4313) and children/youth (502.589.8070)
We are excited to share this important news with you, our community partners. The purchase of Passport Health Plan by Molina Healthcare, Inc. is now official. As of September 1, 2020, we are officially operating as “Passport Health Plan by Molina Healthcare.” For more details view Molina’s press release, click here.
Letters will be sent to all Passport members with this information reassuring them this transition will not interfere with their benefits and services, and no action is required by the member to keep their coverage active. To keep you informed of the information our members will receive, we have attached a copy of the letter to be mailed to our 315,000 members statewide. Click here for the letter.
Passport Health Plan Community Engagement Team will continue to work side-by-side with community advocates like you who believe in the importance of helping Kentuckians live healthier lives. Passport’s Community Engagement Representatives throughout the Commonwealth will continue to be here to help you in these efforts. For questions, please click on the attached link to reach out to the Community Engagement Representative in your area click here.
Passport Health Plan is proud to be a sponsor for two years with the statewide Double Dollars Program. Jill Bell, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Passport and Dana Moody, Community Engagement Director participated in the press conference to kick-off the Kentucky Proud advertising campaign “Fresh Food. Fresh Thinking”. The call for Kentucky to buy fresh farm products came alongside the Kentucky Double Dollars, a program that doubles the buying power for Kentuckians receiving federal nutrition benefits at 43 farmers’ markets. This allows for access to quality, nutritious food while supporting our local farmers.
“Passport Health Plan is proud to continue our support for the Double Dollars program,” said Jill Bell, Vice President Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Passport Health Plan. “Now more than ever, access to fresh fruits and vegetables is critically important. We are all doing our best to stay healthy at home and we hope our members, neighbors, and friends will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to improve their health.”
To learn about Kentucky Double Dollars and/or find a farmer’s market near you, visit https://www.kyproud.com/farmersmarkets/ or https://kentuckydoubledollars.org/
REMINDER —- US Census staff will begin door knocking August 11th. It is important for each household to complete their Census as these counts impact funding for community resources and congressional districting. The Census Bureau will begin onsite Mobile Questionnaire Assistance targeting low-response areas. Once dates, times, and locations are confirmed, we will share this information with you for distribution to your communities. Printable flyers and posters can be located at www.2020census.gov.