August 1, 2022

Dear Friend of Ecu-Health Care:

As a local independent non-profit agency, Ecu-Health Care has been helping uninsured and underinsured residents of the Northern Berkshires access affordable health insurance for more than 25 years.  What began as a local, voluntary, physician healthcare program has now become Northern Berkshire’s designated outreach and enrollment site for all public health insurance programs in Massachusetts.

At any moment we might find ourselves, a family member, a friend or a neighbor losing health insurance for any number of reasons.  This could be due to job loss, divorce, aging off of a parent’s health plan, a retiree who is not yet Medicare eligible, an individual turning 65 who is in need of help transitioning to Medicare and many more.

With your much-needed support, Ecu-Health Care is able to provide one-to-one education and health coverage enrollment assistance to all area residents, giving them the support they need to participate in the programs for which they are eligible.   In addition to having certified Navigators on staff to assist individuals under the age of 65, we are also certified through the SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) program and are able to provide support to those transitioning to, and those already receiving, Medicare benefits.

Your gift of $50, $100, $500 or whatever you can afford is crucial to our success as we continue to help all Northern Berkshire residents’ access health coverage.  Ecu-Health Care is the only stand-alone, non-profit organization in Massachusetts whose mission focuses exclusively on health coverage outreach and enrollment.  To continue providing these vital services, we need your help.

Our enclosed newsletter provides a snapshot of the work we do and the number of individuals in our community that your contribution will benefit.  Please consider making a donation today using the enclosed envelope or by donating online at

Thank you in advance for your generous support.


Karen Baumbach, Executive Director

Donald LeBreux, President

Lawrence Taft, Vice President

Ecu-Health 2022 Newsletter