With the open enrollment period for the health insurance Marketplace off to a smooth start, individuals who would like help signing up for coverage will have the opportunity at over a dozen events at Milwaukee libraries in the month of December.
“The Milwaukee Public Libraries have been an important partner in our efforts to reach out end enroll people in coverage,” says Danielle Coterel, outreach and enrollment outreach specialist. “We are very thankful for their willingness to provide ample space and computer access for our certified application counselors to help consumers find the coverage that fits their needs and their budgets.”
Five Milwaukee Libraries will offer enrollment events in December:
Washington Park Library
2121 N. Sherman Blvd.
Mondays from 1 – 5 pm
December 8, 15 ,22 and 29
Center Street Library
2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave.
Saturdays from 10 am – 2 pm
December 6, 13 and 20
Martin Luther King Library
310 W. Locust St.
Wednesdays from 5 – 8 pm
December 10 and 17
814 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Wednesday from 3:30 – 5:30
December 10 and 17
Forest Home Library
1432 W. Forest Home Ave.
Mondays from 4 – 7:30 pm
December 15 and 29
Wednesdays from 4 – 7:30
The Milwaukee Enrollment Network reminds consumers to be prepared when signing up for healthcare coverage. Whether attending an enrollment event, visiting healthcare.gov or calling 1-800-318-2596, consumers should have the following information about themselves and their household:
§ Social security numbers or document numbers for legal immigrants
§ Employer and income information for every person in the home who needs coverage (from pay stubs or W-2 forms)
§ Policy numbers for any current health insurance plans covering members of the household
The open enrollment period for the health insurance Marketplace runs through February 15, 2015. Adults with income below 100% of the federal poverty level ($11,670 per year for an individual) and children and pregnant women in households with income under 300% of the poverty level ($71,550 for a family of 4), may enroll anytime in BadgerCare Plus. Consumers can learn more about eligibility for enrollment in the Marketplace as well as BadgerCare Plus, by visiting healthcare.gov or calling the Health Insurance Marketplace national call center at 1-800-318-2596 (open 24 hours, 7 days a week). To get connected to free, in-person enrollment assistance in Milwaukee County, consumers should dial 2-1-1.
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