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County, Federal Officials Raise Awareness of Enrollment Assistance, Deadlines for Health Insurance Coverage Through Affordable Care Act

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Casey Slaughter Becker, Office of the County Executive 608.267.8823 or cell, 608.843.8858

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2/21/2014

Issued By: County Executive
View only releases from County Executive

 

Young Adults Signing Up for Coverage in Greater Numbers,

But Are Still Most Likely to Be Without Insurance
 

With an important enrollment deadline just 38 days away for health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act, county and federal officials are urging those who have yet to sign up to take advantage of local enrollment assistance events going on throughout the county, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced today.

 

Parisi, joined by Congressman Mark Pocan and Kathleen Falk, Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Region V, spoke to students on the Madison College campus about the importance of signing up for health insurance coverage.

 

Young adults are most likely to be without health insurance. Of the number of Wisconsin adults who are eligible for coverage and uninsured, 42% are 19 – 34 years old. That amounts to 209,000 young adults who must sign up before enrollment ends for the year on March 31st.

 

Nationally, nearly half (46%) of single young adults who are uninsured, and may be eligible for coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace, could get coverage for $50 or less per month.

 

“Too many people have experienced the fear of living without health insurance – the fear of being healthy one day and suddenly getting sick, or of a healthy loved one getting sick,” said Parisi. “With the Affordable Care Act, people don’t have to live with that fear anymore. We’re encouraging young adults, and anyone who still needs coverage, to take advantage of local assistance and sign up before open enrollment ends.”

 

“The passage of the Affordable Care Act marked a defining moment in our country where we decided that access to quality, affordable health care for all Americans should be a right, not a privilege,” said Congressman Pocan. “With the deadline to enroll in health care coverage around the corner, we must do all we can to reach as many young people as possible.”

 

“The Affordable Care Act represents a new day for millions of Americans who can now live out their dreams and better provide for their families, without having to worry that the next illness or injury will be financially devastating,” said Kathleen Falk, Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Region V.

“With less than six weeks left to enroll, now is the time for us parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles to talk to a young person today about the importance of getting health insurance.”

 

A number of local enrollment opportunities are available between now and the upcoming deadlines. All offer face-to-face assistance through a knowledgeable organization to help people successfully navigate sign up, and to answer any questions they may have about cost and coverage.

 

A list of some enrollment opportunities can be found below. Individuals applying for coverage must provide:

 

  • Birthdates and Social Security numbers (or document numbers for lawfully present immigrants) for each person seeking insurance.



 

  • Employer and income information for every member of the household (i.e. pay stubs, W-2 forms or 2012 tax records).



 

  • Policy numbers for all health insurance plans currently covering members of the household.

 

Individuals can also sign up online through HealthCare.gov or by calling 1-800-318-2596 to sign up with a representative over the phone.

 

LOCAL RESOURCES:

 

Federally Contracted and Certified Health Insurance Local Enrollment Centers

 

Enrollment Assistance Center – (608) 449-1522
2810 East Washington Avenue

Madison, Wisconsin 53704
 

Open Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 8:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

 

On-Site staff offering in-person enrollment assistance in Spanish and 200 other languages.

 

Enrollment Assistance Center  – (608) 826-7309
8383 Greenway Blvd., Suite 600

Middleton, Wisconsin 53562
 

Scheduled appointments preferred, walk-in’s served as availability permits. Spanish speaking staff available. Contact the office for a schedule of enrollment assistance events in your area.

 

 

 

Upcoming Enrollment Events

 

Available enrollment opportunities across Wisconsin can be found online through Enrollment for Health (E4Health) Wisconsin at http://e4healthwi.org.

 

Information on a number of local events can also be found below and on the attached flyers.

 

Madison College – Truax Campus: Sponsored by the Student Senate

Campus Student Lounge

Fridays from 9:00am – 4:00pm

Call (608) 826-7309 to schedule an appointment. 

Appointments preferred, walk in’s served as availability permits. Spanish speaking staffavailable.

 

Upper Iowa University

4601 Hammersley Rd., Madison

A week-long event from February 17th- 21st

5:00pm - 5:30 pm

Phone: (608) 278-0350

 

Madison Sequoya Branch Library Enrollment Fair

4340 Tokay Blvd., Madison, WI

Date: February, 21, 2014

Time: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

Marshall United Methodist Church Enroll Event

Holy trinity Church, 605 Madison Street, Marshall , WI

Date: Every Monday through March 31, 2014

Time: 3:00 pm – 7:00pm

 

DeForest Public Library Enrollment Fair

203 Library Street, DeForest, WI

Date: February, 24, 2014

Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 

Dane County Enrollment Events – Madison

Date: February 24, 2014

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Dane County Job Center, 1819 Aberg Avenue, Madison, WI 53704

Phone: 888-794-5556

 

Dane County Enrollment Events – Madison

Date: February 25, 2014

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Dane County Job Center, 1819 Aberg Avenue, Madison, WI 53704

Phone: 888-794-5556

 

Stoughton Public Library Enrollment Fair

304 South 4th Street, Stoughton, WI

Date: February, 26, 2014

Time:  4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

 

Dane County Enrollment Events – Madison

Date: February 26, 2014

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Dane County Job Center, 1819 Aberg Avenue, Madison, WI 53704

Phone: 888-794-5556

 

Dane County Thursday Marketplace Enrollment Fairs – Madison

Date: February 27, 2014

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Dane County Job Center, 1819 Aberg Avenue, Madison, WI 53704

Phone: 888-794-5556

 

Certified Application Counselors are available from 8 am to 4 pm to assist with questions and enrollment. Representatives from health insurance plans participating in the Health Insurance Marketplace will also be available to help people enroll in a health insurance plan from 1 to 4 pm.

 

Dane County Enrollment Events 

Date: February 28, 2014

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Dane County Job Center, 1819 Aberg Avenue, Madison, WI 53704

Phone: 888-794-5556

 

Healthcare 101 Info Session-Parent’s College partnership

Date: Monday, March 3, 2014

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Goodman’s Community Center, 149 Waubesa St. Madison, WI 53704

 

Warner Park Community Center

Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Location: Warner Park Community Center, 1625 Northport Dr. Madison, WI 53704

Phone: 608-245-3690

 

Lodi Women's Club Public Library/Columbia County

130 Lodi Street, Lodi, WI

Date: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month through March 25, 2014

Time: 12:oo pm - 3:00 pm

 

 

Waunakee Public Library Enrollment Fair

710 South Street, Waunakee, WI

Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

 

Verona Public Library Enrollment Fair

500 Silent Street, Verona, WI

Date: Wednesday , March 5, 2014

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

 

Baraboo Enrollment Event/Sauk County

West Square Building, 505 Broadway, Baraboo, WI

Date: Wednesday , March 5, 2014

Time: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

 

Middleton Public Library Enrollment Fair

7425 Hubbard Ave., Middleton, WI

Date: Wednesday , March 7, 2014

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

 

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