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Rising unemployment doesn’t mean a lack of insurance benefits

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. – With the stay at home orders in place and many Hoosiers unemployed due to business closures, health care organizations want to spread awareness of insurance benefits.

UnitedHealthcare helps people currently laid off or furloughed to sign up for insurance.

The program is free to anyone that needs it and staffers say there is no shortage of funding for public health care in Indiana.

“They don’t know that there are advocates, there are navigators like myself, there are people out there in the community that are willing to enroll them, assist them, educate them, and do it in the most convenient way possible for them, so yeah I think a lot of it is that lack of knowledge of resources in the community,” said Lashan Rininger, a UnitedHealthcare certified insurance navigator.

This program is available for residents of Elkhart, St. Joseph, Marshall, Starke, and Pulaski Counties.

For more information visit their website.

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