Great things are going on at RMHBDA!
RMHBDA Education Scholarships 2019-20
Application Deadline June 1
We believe that knowledge and understanding is the key to the future for the bleeding disorders community. We also understand that generous service and commitment of our members is the reason for the success of RMHBDA. With this scholarship we want to recognize those individuals who have shown commitment to the bleeding disorders community through their actions. We look to all those within our reach; those with bleeding disorders, parents, siblings, etc. We want to reward those who show courage, understanding and a commitment to the betterment of the lives of those affected. We wish all students the very best of luck in their endeavors.
Application period is January 1 through June 1 each year.
Two Walks! Save the Date!
2019 UNITE WALK
September 7 — Billings, MT
September 14— Kalispell, MT
Rocky Mountain Hemophilia & Bleeding Disorders Association announces our Annual Montana and Wyoming Unite Walk, benefiting those suffering from bleeding disorders in Montana and Wyoming communities.
We are hosting both walks again this year — in Kalispell and Billings, Montana. Team and Personal Fundraisers compete for the Top Team and Personal Fundraiser Awards in the state from Montana and Wyoming. All proceeds from these fundraising efforts will benefit Rocky Mountain Hemophilia & Bleeding Disorders Association.
Visit https://www.uniteforbleedingdisorders.org/ for more information.
Using social media, online fundraising pages, and more Rocky Mountain Hemophilia & Bleeding Disorders is leveraging the power of the web to raise funds. Visit our new Facebook page, and become a fan today!
Can’t make it? We understand! But you can still participate and contribute by hosting a “mini walk,” BBQ, small party, or event in your community, or search out “virtual walkers” who can’t attend as well! Tell them they can, “sleep in, save gas, get a t-shirt,” and make a big difference for your family and families throughout Montana and Wyoming. Also, call Brad Benne to find out how you can help! Your support is appreciated, this is your organization!
Contact Brad Benne at 406.586.4050 or firstname.lastname@example.org for fundraising support, questions, and/or comments.
2019 RMHBDA Calendar
Have a look at the 2019 calendar and mark your calendar! RMHBDA Family Camp, will be at Fairmont Hot Springs, in Anaconda, Montana. Dads in Action will be at Flathead Lake, the Walk will be in Kalispell and Billings, and the Women’s Retreat at Chico Hot Springs, along with a bunch of other events.
Patient Assistance Programs
A great new resource from the NHF:
“While the ACA’s implementation did many great things to provide access to healthcare coverage for the hemophilia and related bleeding disorders community, affordability still remains an issue for many. NHF’s Public Policy Team is often asked about resources available to assist patients with paying their premiums or out-of-pocket costs. In response to your inquiries, we have developed this document detailing patient assistance programs that remain available to members of the bleeding disorders community. Note the “accurate as of” date in red at the top right-hand corner. As changes are made to any of the programs listed, we will do our best to update the Patient Assistance document, and make the most recent version available to you.
“We have mentioned in previous updates that some insurers are not accepting third party assistance for qualified health plans (QHPs) purchased in the health insurance marketplace. The list currently includes certain insurers in Oregon, Montana, Idaho, New York, Nebraska and Louisiana. Therefore, it is possible that consumers will not be able to use an assistance program if they are enrolled in one of these plans.”
Patient Assistance Programs documents
RMHBDA Patient Assistance Fund Criteria (updated April 2018)
RMHBDA Patient Assistance Application (updated April 2018)
from NHF (updated September 2014)
Our mission is to improve the quality of care and life for persons with inherited bleeding disorders, including hemophilia and von Willebrand Disease through education, peer support, resources, and referral.
RMHBDA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2000 and is a chartered chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation and a member organization of the Hemophilia Federation of America.