FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 16, 2015
Eastern Iowa Health Center
Free Enrollment Assistance for Affordable Care Act
Health Care Insurance
Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Eastern Iowa Health Center (EIHC) will be hosting an Open Enrollment Event for Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance on Saturday, December 5th from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. This event will help individuals and families to enroll or re-enroll in affordable, quality health care insurance plans. Appointments are available through United Way by dialing 2-1-1. Walk-ins will also be welcome that day, Saturday, December 5, from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, at EIHC, 1201 3rd Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids.
This event will provide an opportunity for those interested in signing up for health care insurance through the ACA to:
- Meet with trained enrollment specialists;
- Review insurance coverage options;
- Find out if they quality for financial assistance; and
- Sign up or re-enroll in a plan that meets their needs.
There is no charge for these services and financial assistance is available for those who qualify to help with the cost of the premiums. In fact, eight out of every ten individuals enrolled in health coverage through HealthCare.gov have qualified for financial help to make their monthly premiums more affordable.
Open enrollment began November 1, 2015 and runs through January 31, 2016. For health care coverage to begin starting January 1, 2016, the deadline for enrollment is December 15, 2015. Those who do not enroll in a plan by January 31, 2016 could face a fine of $695 per individual or 2.5% of your income, whichever is higher.
Insurance can be confusing, but we are here to help. To schedule an appointment, call United Way by dialing 2-1-1.
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If you would like more information, please contact Kelly Murphy at (319) 730-7301, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Eastern Iowa Health Center
Eastern Iowa Health Center is a Federally Qualified Community Health Center dedicated to providing quality Family Practice, Pediatrics and OB/GYN services in eastern Iowa, with a mission of providing a medical home offering patient-focused, comprehensive primary healthcare services to the community, regardless of ability to pay. For more information, please visit easterniowahealthcenter.com.