ACA Enrollment Event Is March 26 At Cleveland State

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

An enrollment and education day will take place Wednesday, March 26, at Cleveland State Community College from 2-7 p.m.  The Department of Health and Human Services, together with a coalition of groups such as, Cleveland State Community College, Human Health Services, Tennessee Health Care Campaign, Tennessee Primary Care Association and Enroll America, Tennessee are joining forces to get the word out and to get people enrolled. 

Bess Evans, senior policy advisor for Public Engagement at the White House , explains that “with less than two weeks left outreach and enrollment events are crucial in reaching folks who need information and help in signing up for health coverage.” The first enrollment period of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will end on March 31. Enrollment is not scheduled to resume until November, “which means that folks need to enroll now to be covered for this year.”

Executive Director of Tennessee Health Care Campaign, Walter Davis, has helped to create many similar events across Tennessee over the last few months and lauds this multi-group effort, said “Events like this are made possible by many people, particularly volunteers who have studied the PPACA and spend many hours assisting their neighbors.”

The Cleveland State Community College outreach and enrollment event is available for the students, as well as the public. The event will be held in the Career Education Building with Information session in Room 104 and registration in Room 108.  There will be volunteer navigators and certified enrollment counselors on hand to help people with the enrollment process, which can take an hour or more. Those wishing to sign up for coverage need to have their information on hand such as, a valid email address, income information, birth date and social security number.



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