Health Coverage Kickoff Event Scheduled for November 15, 2014

October 30, 2014
By

Worcester Health Dept
Snow Hill, Md.
October 2014

The Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program and Tri-County Council will host a Health Coverage Kickoff Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 15 at the One Stop Job Market in Salisbury.

Open enrollment for Maryland Health Connection, the state’s insurance marketplace, kicks off this month. The November 15 event is an opportunity for the public to learn about open enrollment and browse the new health plans being offered for 2015. A computer lab will be open at the One Stop Job Market to view the new and improved MarylandHealthConnection.gov website and speak with certified staff about open enrollment. Presentations about Maryland Health Connection will be provided at the top of every hour throughout the event.

The event will also feature exhibit booths about local community resources, health screenings, and free snacks.

Attendees will not be able to enroll into health coverage during the event. Enrollment assistance is available by appointment with navigators of the Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program beginning Monday, November 17. Individuals may enroll themselves online beginning Wednesday, November 19. Open enrollment ends February 15.

For those who enrolled last year, they will need to re-apply by December 18 to continue receiving a discount on their health care coverage.

Shore Transit will be offering free bus rides on all routes to and from the event. The One Stop Job Market is located at 31901 Tri-County Way, Salisbury, MD 21804.

The Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program is administered through the Worcester County Health Department and serves uninsured and underinsured residents of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties. The program provides education and assists with the Maryland Health Connection enrollment process. For more information visit lowershorehealth.org or call the program call center at 855-445-5540.

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