Local Open Enrollment Event For ACA Health Insurance Options Set For March 22

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Medical Foundation of Chattanooga will hold an Enrollment Event for the Affordable Health Care and Health Insurance Marketplace hosted by Orchard Park Seventh Day Adventist Church on Saturday, March 22, from 3-6 p.m.

This event is designed to assist the public with enrollment and answer questions about the new Health Care Law (including the essential health benefits that must be offered by insurers), and what the new Law means for them. 

If someone is interested in enrolling at this event they will need to bring the following documentation with them: proof of identity, social security numbers for all enrolling and documentation of income for the household. Navigators will be onsite to assist the public in navigating the entire process. The deadline to enroll is March 31.

Orchard Park Seventh Day Adventist Church is at 951 North Orchard Knob Ave., Chattanooga, Tn. 37404, 423 698-0707.

The public is invited to attend and certified Healthcare Marketplace Navigators will be present to answer questions.


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