Understanding The Affordable Act Discussion Is Tuesday

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga invites the community to attend a luncheon on Tuesday at noon.  Following a hot buffet meal, Federation Social Services Executive Director Amy Boulware and Katherlyn Geter, health navigator administrator for the Erlanger Health System will discuss the upcoming health insurance marketplace established by the Affordable Care Act (known as Obamacare).    

General questions will be taken from the audience following the presentation.  

The luncheon will take place at the Jewish Cultural Center at 5461 North Terrace Road. The cost of the luncheon is $8. To attend, RSVP to rsvp@jewishchattanooga.com or call 493-0270. 

The Affordable Care Act has been implemented in stages over the last few years. This year all Americans will have access to health insurance options beginning with an open enrollment period starting in October. What is open enrollment? Are you required to participate? Come to the luncheon to have some of these questions answered.  

The health insurance marketplace was designed allow individuals and small businesses to compare health plans. Additionally the law is intended to allow middle and low-income families to get tax credits covering a significant portion of the cost. There may be penalties for those choosing not to participate.  

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