Welcome to the web pages of Moraine Township, serving residents in the southeast corner of Lake County, Illinois.
One-on-One Help Understanding the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace
Open Enrollment begins November 1, 2015, and continues through January 31, 2016
Moraine Township will once again offer assistance to residents to enroll for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Residents who are currently enrolled in health insurance plans through the Marketplace have two options. They can:
- re-enroll in their existing plan for another year;
- select a different plan for 2016.
Enrollees may find it beneficial to learn about changes that may have taken place in their existing plan, or review details and compare costs of alternative plans.
In addition to new Marketplace plans on the Marketplace in 2016, existing plans may have different networks, premiums, deductibles and co-pay amounts than in 2015.
Trained and Certified counselors are available to work one-on-one with residents to help them understand their options, balance their medical needs and budgets, compare coverage and costs, and help ensure that enrollees receive the premium subsidies and cost-sharing reductions they may be income-qualified to receive.
Appointments will be available weekdays plus some weekend and evening hours. To schedule an appointment call 847-432-3240.
Phyllis Santullano Holiday Gift Drive
Each year Moraine Townships seeks sponsors to partner with us in the Phyllis Santullano Holiday Gift Drive. Our local school districts and nursery schools identify students whose families may not be able to provide holiday gifts. The students fill out wish lists and are paired with generous donors. As a reminder of how many families in our community are in need, 24% of our District 112 students qualify for the federal free or reduced lunch program.
"We are reminded daily of how fortunate we are to live in a community with a spirit of generosity and compassion that is second to none," noted Event Co-Chair Sue Kach.
Moraine Township partners with the community and schools on this effort; in 2014 over 600 children were sponsored by our generous community.
The age, gender, size and a wish list from the anonymous child were provided to sponsors who committed to spending $40 to $50 on new toys and clothing for each child," explained Township Clerk Gail Feiger Brown, who co-chairs the effort. "When gifts are distributed to the children, the family also receives grocery gift cards to shop for the foods that make their family's holiday celebration special."
To become a sponsor, please return the sponsor form as soon as possible, but no later than Friday November 6, 2015, and let us know how many children you are willing to sponsor. (Download the form as a PDF, please note it is not a fillable form)
The Annual Holiday Gift Drive is named after Phyllis Santullano, a Highland Park City Council member during the '70s and '80s who founded The North Suburban Self-Help Center to help struggling families from all cultures in our community. Moraine Township's Annual Holiday Gift Drive in small part helps to keep Phyllis' spirit of compassion and generosity alive in our community.
For further information call Moraine Township 847-432-3240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
HELP US KEEP OUR SHELVES STOCKED!
Donations are accepted Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm at 777 Central Avenue. Download an Food Pantry Flyer (pdf) or a Food Pantry Shopping List (pdf).
HIGHLAND PARK AND HIGHWOOD ARE READY TO TACKLE FOOD INSECURITY
An inspired crowd of 150 residents packed the Highland Park Country Club on Tuesday, April 21st to learn about food insecurity in Highland Park and Highwood and become part of the solution in ensuring no one goes hungry in their communities. Presentations were made by members of the community and keynote speaker Christopher G. Kennedy, founder of Top Box Foods Express and former chairman of the Greater Chicago Food Depository, who shared his vision and unique strategy to address hunger and nutrition
Noted Dr. Tom Koulentes, Principal of Highland Park High School, "Food insecurity touches all of the age and cultural demographics of our students and our community; no group is immune." With one out of every four elementary students in Highland Park and Highwood qualifying for the federal free/reduced lunch program at their school, along with the increased use of the Moraine Township Food Pantry, food insecurity is an unfortunate reality. Click to read more.
HEALTH INSURANCE SPECIAL ENROLLMENT PERIOD
MORAINE TOWNSHIP OFFERS CERTIFIED APPLICATION COUNSELORS TO ASSIST RESIDENTS.
Although open enrollment on the federal Marketplace for health insurance officially ended in February, residents with a "qualifying life event" are eligible to enroll for health insurance on the federal Marketplace and receive subsidies.
Some examples of qualifying life events include: job loss, expiration of COBRA benefits, end of a policy plan year, aging out of a parent's health insurance coverage, loss of Medicaid/CHIP eligibility, marriage, divorce, new child, moving outside existing insurer's coverage area, becoming a citizen or a change in eligible immigration status, to name a few. Moraine Township Certified Application Counselors are available to help residents who have a qualifying life event analyze their options for health insurance coverage in the Marketplace.
Moraine Township has Certified Application Counselors available at no charge to work one-on-one with residents. Counselors help them understand and compare coverage and costs of the various health insurance plans and ensure that eligible enrollees receive any available financial assistance they may be qualified for.
Appointments are available daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., plus weekend and evening hours. Call 847-432-3240 to schedule an appointment.
HELP US BETTER SERVE TOWNSHIP SENIORS by completing this survey (pdf).
Through its Feed 4 More program, Whole Foods Market Deerfield presented a check for $8,768 to Moraine Township to support its Food Pantry. Click to read more.
Our Food Pantry often means the difference in families having enough to eat between paychecks. Donations of unexpired, non-perishable food is accepted 8:30 — 4:30 M-F at 777 Central Avenue in Highland Park. Click to read our shopping list.
Moraine Township receives Stormwater Management's 2014 BMP Project of the Year Award. Click to read more.
CHECK OUT THE REVISED ASSESSOR's PAGE for detailed information on: how your property is assessed, how the levy is determined, how you can compare your property to others, understanding the Appeals process, and more.
DOWNLOAD FLYERS WITH INFORMATION about Moraine Township services in English and Spanish here online, or stop by our office.
FOOD PANTRY is open during regular daytime hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Pantry is available as needed at other times or in the evening. Call us!
When residents visit our Pantry, in addition to bags of dried food and canned goods, we also provide frozen meat, fresh produce, and when possible, eggs and cheese.
NEED INDIVIDUAL or FAMILY HELP: Contact ourGeneral Assistance Manager to inquire about qualifying for utility bill assistance and much more.
TRANSPORTATION: If you are interested in furthering access to public paratransit or seeking more information, take a look at our page on Transportation. Moraine is active in the LCCTSC.
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