Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment

Moraine Township will once again offer assistance to residents enrolling for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Open Enrollment begins November 1, 2018 and ends December 15, 2018.

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.

“Again this year, open enrollment is an abbreviated period and we are concerned that many participants in the Health Insurance Marketplace may not be aware of this shortened period and will miss out of health insurance for all of 2019 if they are not enrolled by December 15,” notes 6-year Certified Application Counselor volunteer Barbara Altman.

Residents who are currently enrolled in health insurance plans through the Marketplace have two options:

  • re-enroll in their existing plan for another year;
  • select a different plan for 2019

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.

Appointments with Moraine Township Certified Application Counselors will be available weekdays plus some weekend and evening hours. To schedule an appointment call 847-432-3240.

For further information contact Supervisor Bassi 847-432-3240 super@morainetownship.org.
Moraine Township’s website is www.morainetownship.org

CHIEF OF STAFF TO FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA TO KEYNOTE TENTH DEMS ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER IN DEERFIELD

Deerfield, IL — On Wednesday, October 31, the Tenth Congressional District Democrats (Tenth Dems) will hold its Annual Awards Dinner. The event will be from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, at Embassy Suites, 1445 Lake Cook Road, in Deerfield. Buffet dinner included. Area Democrats are welcome. 

The Keynote Speaker will be Tina Tchen, prominent attorney who served eight years in the White House, including as Assistant to President Obama, Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama.

After the launch of the #MeToo movement, Tina co-founded the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund to enable more individuals across all industries to come forward and to connect them with lawyers. Over the course of her distinguished legal career, Tina has guided companies on issues involving gender inequity, harassment, diversity, and inclusion.  

In addition to the Keynote Speech, the Annual Awards Dinner will honor contributions to the group over the past year. The Mikva Leadership Award will be presented to Congressman Brad Schneider.

For more information about the Annual Awards Dinner or to RSVP, visit tenthdems.org/2018Dinner, call 847-266-VOTE (8683), or email events@tenthdems.org. Please email your name and names of guests if attending.

 

 

Moraine Dems Organize Fun Stuffing Parties

Election Day is getting closer and Moraine Dems are stepping up their efforts to elect more Democrats in 2018. On several occasions, volunteers have met in the Moraine Dems’ office to organize stuffing parties. Whether it’s 30 minutes or 3 hours, volunteers are putting campaign literature from candidates up and down the ballot in bags to reach people in the area. It’s fun, simple, and important–when voters hear about our great candidates, we win!


Moraine Dems Summer Membership Party with our Party

Moraine Dems had a sunny time with Juliana Stratton, candidate for Lt. Governor and JB’s running mate, State Senator Julie Morrison, Mayor Nancy Rotering, Hon. Lauren Beth Gash, Hon. Alyssa Knobel, Hon. Karen May, and many others.

 

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Go Green Highland Park

The next Go Green HP meeting is next Tuesday, September 25 at 7:30 pm. We will discuss ideas for our next event and activities that we can initiate to help Highland Park be more environmentally sustainable. Please email Andy for the address if you are planning to come. We hope you will share your ideas and get involved.

Upcoming Events:

September 21, 4-7 pm: Autumn Fest at Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Rd in Highland Park.

September 25, 7:30 pm: Go Green Highland Park meeting, email Andy for address.

September 26, 6:30 pm: Highland Park Transportation Commission meeting at HP City Hall. Agenda is available here.

September 27, 5 pm: Illinois Environmental Council’s Annual Environmental Leadership Dinner at the Mid America Club. This is a fundraiser and tickets are available here.

October 10, 6:30 pm: Highland Park Natural Resources Commission meeting at HP City Hall. Agenda is here.

October 10, 7-9 pm: Our Health and the Health of the Great Lakes – Harmful Algae Blooms, film and discussion at Gorton Center, 400 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest. Information on this free event is here.

October 12, 8pm: Skokie Valley Astronomers meeting at Ryerson Conservation Area in Riverwoods. Information and meeting topic are here.

November 9, 8pm: Skokie Valley Astronomers meeting at Ryerson Conservation Area in Riverwoods. Information and meeting topic are here.

November 13, 1-3 pm: Go Green Illinois meeting at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. More information is here. Register here.

November 15, 7-9 pm: Dynamic Shore: Water, Waves and Coastal Change lecture and discussion at Gorton Center, 400 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest. Information on this free event is here.

Ongoing Events:

New! Tuesdays through October 30, 3-7:30 pm: Evening Farmer’s Market, Harvest Bible Church, 1731 Deerfield Rd.

Wednesdays from June 6 – October 31, 7 am – 1 pm: Ravinia Farmer’s Market, Jens Jensen Park.


The Moraine Township Food Pantry Needs Our Help!

OUR NEW FOOD PANTRY AT 800 CENTRAL AVENUE HIGHLAND PARK NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!

ONGOING HELP NEEDED – AGES 12 AND UP FOR REGULAR SHIFTS:

  • Produce sortersMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday mornings
  • Shelf-stable food sorters – checking expiration dates and sorting by type of food –
  • Shelvers – re-stocking shelves – with the Pantry open three days, we will need lots more shelvers
  • Cleaning up after Pantry day – admittedly the most unglamorous of all the tasks offered for your consideration, but sooooooooo necessary
  • Produce buyers once a week – we’re covered for now but would love a bench
  • Store Donation pick-up – we pick up at five stores eight times a week and always need people who will help every week, every other week, or are on call for subbing if a regular is sick or on vacation. The stores will take away our days if we don’t pick up or refuse all the food offered.
  • Unloading NIFB pallets delivered the first Wednesday of each month

Moraine Township Paratransit Program Receives Grant from Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park

Daily transportation to the doctor, grocery store, and work remains available and affordable for Moraine Township senior and disabled residents thanks to the continued generous support of the Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park.

“The generous support of the Healthcare Foundation has made it possible for us to keep our ride cost fixed for years and help Township seniors living on a fixed income get to medical appointments and quality-of-life errands such as grocery stores and beauty salons,” reported Moraine Township Supervisor Anne Flanigan Bassi.

The Township operates two vans daily from 8:30am to 4:30pm to take residents door-to-door up to 15 miles from the Township border.

“Medical trips are a priority, including taking residents to dialysis appointments, post-surgery or post-injury rehab. Township seniors and disabled residents are also invited to use our vans for quality-of-life trips, enabling our seniors to age in place and continue to make meaningful contributions to our community, and making it possible for disabled residents to work or volunteer,” commented Trustee Amy Zisook, Township Transportation Liaison.

Because of the Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park’s support, the Township can keep fares affordable for income-qualified residents, while caregivers ride free. Revenues from user fees offset less than 10% of program costs.

“Our Township is richer when residents who can no longer drive have access to transportation and remain active participants in the community,” notes Trustee Cindy Wolfson, the Township senior services liaison.

The Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park has an all-volunteer board that is led by Jim Styer, who is Highland Park’s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year Award recipient.

Call 847-432-3000 to schedule a ride

For further information email super@morainetownship.org.


Moraine Township Democratic Slate Victorious in April 4, 2017 Election

Moraine Township Democrats were happy to support the successful election of the Democratic slate “Team Moraine” in the April 4th municipal elections. Overall, the slate received 75% of the total vote.

We congratulate and welcome the continued services of the following: Anne Flanigan Bassi, Township Supervisor: Gail Feiger Brown, Township Clerk: Cynthia Plouche, Assessor and Dwayne Douglas, Cindy Wolfson, Amy Zisook, Trustees. In addition, we welcome Pablo Alvarez, Trustee in his first term.

Time to begin focusing on the midterm elections!  Join Us! To volunteer, click on our “Take Action” link.  To contribute, join or renew your membership, click on our “Contribute” link.

 

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