FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- The public has been invited to attend a free insurance event from 4-7 p.m. Thursday night at Fairfield Elementary.
The event is hosted by CANI (Community Action of Northeast Indiana), in partnership with East Allen County Schools, Fort Wayne Community Schools, Lutheran Health Network, MDwise and Parkview.
Representatives from Northeast Covering Kids & Families and Lutheran Health Network will be on site to assist with completion of enrollment forms.
Each child in a household that completes an application will receive a backpack loaded with school supplies donated by MDwise, while supplies last.
Information/documentation required for each household member (if applicable) includes:
• Name, date of birth and social security number
• Proof of identification (driver's license or other photo ID)
• Proof of all income (90 days). Examples include pay stubs, child support, unemployment, disability payments, income tax forms, employer statements.
• Proof of pregnancy (written statement from medical professional)
• Proof of child care expenses
• Proof of citizenship (birth certificate or U.S. passport)
• Immigration status if not a U.S. citizen (Alien Registration Card or permanent resident card)
• Proof of private health insurance (insurance card, policy number)
Local organizations like CANI continue to address the immediate needs of area residents who are without adequate health insurance. Several state-funded programs are available, but many Hoosiers remain without coverage. For more information, visit ckfindiana.org/coalitions/northeast-in.
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