Department of Insurance Launches Mental Health Insurance Awareness Campaign

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The Illinois Department of Insurance (DOI) launched a consumer education awareness campaign in partnership with other state agencies and healthcare organizations across the state to help Illinois families navigate health insurance coverage for mental health and substance use disorders. DOI also announced that its new consumer mental health insurance toolkit is now available on its website DOI’s Consumer Toolkit for Navigating Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder Care Through Your Health Insurance Plan is a free, step-by-step, plain-language template that families and providers can use to submit requests for pre-authorization of medically necessary behavioral health services to insurance companies. Illinois residents can call OCHI toll-free at 1-877-527-9431, Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. DOI’s consumer education seminars kicked off at The Project of the Quad Cities in Moline on April 26. Upcoming seminars will be held at the following locations:

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Crusader Community Health
1200 W. State St., Rockford
Thurs, May 19, 2016 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Normal Public Library
206 W. College Ave., Normal
Thurs, May 26, 2016 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Collinsville Memorial Library
408 W. Main St., Collinsville
Tues, May 31, 2016 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Komed-Holman Health Center of Near North Health Service Corporation
4259 S. Berkeley Ave., Chicago
Wed, June 1, 2016 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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