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©2010 Bob Foster
Long Beach Health Department Offers Health Insurance Enrollment on Nov. 7
Credit Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau

The public is invited to attend a free health insurance enrollment event on Thursday, November 7, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the Miller Family Health Education Center, 3820 Cherry Ave. Certified enrollment counselors will provide enrollment assistance with Medi-Cal and Covered California applications.

 

“Having access to quality care is one of the key ingredients to building a healthy community,” Mayor Bob Foster said. “I encourage individuals to take advantage of this enrollment event.”

 

The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is sponsoring the event. No appointment is required but interested individuals must bring the following documents in order to complete a health insurance application:

 

  • Birth certificate, U.S. passport or resident alien card (green card)
  • Proof of income such as recent paychecks and 2012 tax forms
  • Proof of Los Angeles County residency such as driver’s license, utility or phone bills, rental agreement
  • Social Security cards for everyone in the family applying for health insurance.

 

Health Department staff will provide answers to consumer questions about healthcare reform, Medi-Cal and Covered California eligibility, open enrollment periods, and health plan options. Staff will be available to provide language assistance in English, Spanish and Khmer (Cambodian).

 

“The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services is a certified enrollment entity and we want our community members to know that we are available to help answer questions they may have about health reform and help them make informed decisions about the health plan options available to them,” said Kelly Colopy, Director of the Long Beach Health Department.

 

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) expands the number of individuals and families who qualify for Medi-Cal and through Covered California, many more individuals are eligible for tax subsidies to help purchase health insurance.

 

For more information or questions, call 562-570-7979.

 

 

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