About CHP

Catastrophic Health Planners, Inc. (CHP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping clients through the obstacles posed by catastrophic health problems.

CHP can see that you and your family receive information on and assistance with: Financial Planning, Mortgages, Medical Services, Accounting Services, Legal Services, Insurance Services, Counseling, Support Groups, Social Security Disability, Social Services Programs and Educational Development. Please see our Support Services for details.

Mission & Values

CHP’s mission is to provide free educational development, support, and referral services to patients and their families facing a catastrophic health event:

FREE Educational Development and Support.

Awards & Certificates

Dr. Janet W. Neslen Award

Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County

Presented to: Louis Yeager

Certificate of Appreciation: May 17, 2006

Presented by: Dr. Faye Papparlardo, President, Carroll Community College

Presented to: Catastrophic Health Planners, Inc.

“In grateful recognition of your commitment to service-learning and the development of civically engaged students at Carroll Community College”

Certificate of Appreciation: April 15, 2005

Presented by: Robert Wack, Chairman

On the occasion of the Dedication Ceremony for Access Carroll–Pathways to Health

Presented to: Louis Yeager

“For outstanding and devoted work on behalf of Access Carroll”

Bonds Meadow Rotary Club–Triumph Award: 2005

Presented by: Michael A. Kremer, President, and Scott Brown, Secretary

Presented to: Louis Yeager

“For his outstanding perseverance and determination in overcoming extraordinary severe adverse circumstances and making a positive contribution to our neighborhood and being an inspiration to others in our community”

Certificate of Appreciation: September 13, 2003

Cancer: Keys to Survivorship

Presented to: Louis Yeager

“For outstanding contributions to ‘Cancer: Keys to Survivorship’”

Certificate of Appreciation: June 1, 2003

Cancer: Keys to Survivorship

Presented to: Louis Yeager

“In recognition and appreciation for outstanding support”

Certificate of Achievement: January 1, 2003

The 10-year Achievement Award

Presented to: Louis Yeager and Catastrophic Health Planners

“For 10 years of continued growth and customer satisfaction 1993-2003”

Certificate of Special Recognition: May 19, 2003

Presented by: The Honorable C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, 2nd Congressional District (MD)

Presented to: Louis Yeager and Catastrophic Health Planners, Inc.

“With appreciation for your service and achievement”

Governor’s Citation: March 3, 1993

Presented by: the Governor of the State of Maryland, William Donald Schaeffer

Presented to: Louis E. Yeager

“Because of your demonstration of high integrity and ability, meriting our great trust and respect, we are most pleased to award the Governor’s Citation in appreciation of your outstanding services to the citizens of this State.”

Making A Difference Award: June 6, 2010

Presented by: Sandra & Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute – Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)

Presented to: Louis Yeager, Founder and Executive Director, Catastrophic Health Planners

“In recognition of your exceptional dedication to patient first and service excellence”

Lou's Story

luAt the time of the diagnosis, I was only 33 years old, and married for only six months. I had other ideas regarding my future. After going through all the stages of emotions, from fear, to denial, to anger and depression, I finally came to resolution, and took control of my own future. I came to the conclusion that if the battle could not be won, I would attempt to retain the quality of life that my family had dreamed of, planned and had begun to pursue. Effort had to be expended in multiple areas at the same time.

  1. How do you find information regarding your disease?
  2. What alternative medical treatments are available?
  3. What will be the financial impact?
  4. How do you financially protect your family?
  5. What legal documents should you know about?
  6. How do these legal documents affect your medical care?
  7. How do you apply disability, medical assistance, experimental treatments, deal with the insurance, creditors, etc., and all while you’re getting sicker everyday?

It wasn’t that there were not hundreds of organizations available, the problem was that they just didn’t get it. I have seen individuals requiring hospice care who are given a list of facilities without ever considering their physical, emotional, financial and family needs. The idea of CHP’s educational development and support is very simple. Bring information and resources directly to the patients and their families so that they may retain the quality of life and dignity they desire.

CHP History & Timeline

2016
November 1, 2016

Partnership with UMHCS, INC.

Catastrophic Health Partners (CHP) & Universal Mobile healthcare Systems (UMHCS) are working together to facilitate services to all CHP clients by reducing service wait time by the use of advanced technology.

2010
June 6, 2010

Making A Difference Award

Presented by: Sandra & Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute – Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) Presented to: Louis Yeager, Founder and Executive Director, Catastrophic Health Planners “In recognition of your exceptional dedication to patient first and service excellence”

2006
May 17, 2006

Certificate of Appreciation

Presented by: Dr. Faye Papparlardo, President, Carroll Community College Presented to: Catastrophic Health Planners, Inc. “In grateful recognition of your commitment to service-learning and the development of civically engaged students at Carroll Community College”

January 1, 2006

Dr. Janet W. Neslen Award

Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County Presented to: Louis Yeager

2005
April 15, 2005

Certificate of Appreciation

Presented by: Robert Wack, Chairman On the occasion of the Dedication Ceremony for Access Carroll–Pathways to Health Presented to: Louis Yeager “For outstanding and devoted work on behalf of Access Carroll”

January 1, 2005

Bonds Meadow Rotary Club–Triumph Award

Presented by: Michael A. Kremer, President, and Scott Brown, Secretary Presented to: Louis Yeager “For his outstanding perseverance and determination in overcoming extraordinary severe adverse circumstances and making a positive contribution to our neighborhood and being an inspiration to others in our community”.

2003
September 13, 2003

Certificate of Appreciation

Cancer: Keys to Survivorship Presented to: Louis Yeager “For outstanding contributions to ‘Cancer: Keys to Survivorship’”

June 1, 2003

Certificate of Appreciation

Cancer: Keys to Survivorship Presented to: Louis Yeager “In recognition and appreciation for outstanding support”

March 19, 2003

Certificate of Special Recognition

Presented by: The Honorable C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, 2nd Congressional District (MD) Presented to: Louis Yeager and Catastrophic Health Planners, Inc. “With appreciation for your service and achievement”

January 3, 2003

Certificate of Achievement

The 10-year Achievement Award Presented to: Louis Yeager and Catastrophic Health Planners “For 10 years of continued growth and customer satisfaction 1993-2003”

1993
March 3, 1993

Governor’s Citation

Presented by: the Governor of the State of Maryland, William Donald Schaeffer Presented to: Louis E. Yeager “Because of your demonstration of high integrity and ability, meriting our great trust and respect, we are most pleased to award the Governor’s Citation in appreciation of your outstanding services to the citizens..Read more

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