Agency Closings, Open Enrollment, GivingTuesday, World AIDS Day
November 1, 2020
OFFICES AND CLINIC CLOSED ELECTION DAY
The Spectrum staff is committed to our individual responsibility to participate in all elections, especially a presidential election. We sincerely hope that you have made your plan to vote IN PERSON. If you still have questions, call your Secretary of State’s office or visit their website. For Missouri, the Secretary of State’s number is 800-669-8683 and their website information may be found here. VOTE NOVEMBER 3rd!
In order to ensure we are doing our part, the Spectrum Offices and Clinic will be closed Tuesday, November 3rd.
Your Voting Rights:
- If the polls close while you are still in line, stay in line. You have the right to vote.
- If you make a mistake on your ballot, ask for a new one.
- If the machines are down at your polling place, ask for a paper ballot.
- Call the Election Protecting hotline if you have question about your voting rights or trouble voting: 1-866-OUR-VOTE
Every vote counts! Make your voice heard! #Vote #SHCcares
Today start Open Enrollment for all Affordable Care Act Health Plans. You will only have until December 15th to enroll for the next year. Use the link below to schedule a time with one of our certified staff to navigate the system. https://findlocalhelp.covermissouri.org/
We have certified staff available to assist you with:
- Plan comparison;
- Identifying financial assistance qualification;
- Navigating the healthcare.gov site and ensure your enrollment is done correctly;
- Answering basic questions about what is covered and what is not; and
- Ensuring your plan covers the medical groups/practitioners you want to see for services.
Virtual visits are preferred but in person can be scheduled at a mutually-agreed upon (safe) location -anywhere in our region.
Don’t wait! Contact us today to ensure you have NO LAPSE in health coverage! Open enrollment begins November 1, 2020 and ends December 15, 2020. Our Community Health Workers are here for you! #ACA #SHCmo
GivingTuesday (Tuesday following Thanksgiving) was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has become a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.
Whether you can donate $5 or $5,000, it all makes a difference for a small nonprofit like Spectrum Health Care. Whether it is a purchase for new lab/clinic equipment, offsetting costs for patients who are uninsured, or for adding additional programs to support those most in need, every penny will be used with the utmost care.
We will be rolling out more giving options over the coming days. and throughout this month of giving. Until then, won’t you donate today to help kick this campaign off right? Donate now securely through our Square store. #GivingTuesday #GivingTuesdaySHC #GivingBack #SHCmo
WORLD AIDS DAY
Every year, on December 1st since 1988, the world commemorates World AIDS Day. People around the world unite to show support for people living with and affected by HIV, and to remember those who lost their lives to AIDS. We join other groups and individuals across the globe as we continue to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and demonstrate international solidarity in the fight for a cure.
Spectrum is in the middle of planning our World AIDS Day event, virtually of course. While this is new territory for us, we are fortunate to have a team on staff, consulting, and friends who will help navigate us through all the technology issues. SAVE THE DATE: December 1st!
This year, as last, we are following the theme of the World AIDS Day organization with Rock the Ribbon. We are in process of completing our store which have multiple World AIDS Day items including the ever popular Rock the Ribbon black t-shirts and ribbon lapel pins.
Follow us on Social Media, our website, and make sure you are subscribed to our email updates, so you will know immediately of developments, time, platforms and when our store is live to purchase World AIDS Day and SHC items. We are certain with help from friends, we will convert our very successful annual event at Café Berlin to an equally successful online event this year. Of course, volunteers are always appreciated to assist with the event itself or in promotion, so please reach out via our website. #WorldAidsDay #Solidarity #Awareness #RockTheRibbon