East Lake Academy Hosts Affordable Care Act Enrollment Event

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

East Lake Academy, 2700 E. 34th Street, will be hosting an Affordable Care Act enrollment event on Thursday, March 27 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

This event is sponsored by Erlanger Community Health Centers, Tennessee Primary Care Association, Medical Foundation, and American Exchange.  Anyone in need of assistance with enrolling for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act can call 423 240-4702 to make an appointment. 

Those with appointments should bring Social Security Numbers of everyone in their family applying for health insurance and their latest tax information or W-2 of all adults in family applying for health insurance.

  The federal deadline for enrolling for health insurance is March 31.


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