Tallahassee Coming Together To Assist Families Enrolling For Health Care Coverage

By: WCTV Eyewitness News Email
By: WCTV Eyewitness News Email

Tallahassee – On Monday, January 27th, Tallahassee Community College (TCC) will be the site of an Affordable Care Act information and enrollment event. Certified Navigators will be available to assist health care consumers in learning about the new Marketplace coverage opportunities as well as helping people to sign up.

“We are so excited to be holding this enrollment event at Tallahassee Community College,” said Florida CHAIN Health Organizer Ryan Morris. “Nearly half of single young adults who are uninsured may be able to get coverage for $50 dollars or less per month in the health insurance Marketplace in 2014. We’re eager to get the word out to our young people about all the exciting new opportunities they have to access quality, affordable coverage.”

Who: Mayor John Marks; City Commissioner Andrew Gillum; Former County Commissioner Akin Akinyemi; Elvira Akinyemi, Lead Navigator for the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium; Kristina Finch, Adult Education Specialist at TCC; Amy Datz, consumer; Ken Moore, Vice President of Workforce Development and representatives from the NAACP and League of Women Voters.

What: Media availability to kick off Affordable Care Act information and enrollment event.

When: January 27, 2014, 10-10:30AM.

Note: Enrollment event is from 10:00AM – 4:00PM but is not open to press. If you would like to schedule an interview with one of our spokespeople, please use the contact information above.

Where: Tallahassee Community College, Grand Banquet Hall, Building 38, 444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32304.

Why: To provide information and resources so people can find out what their options are in the new health care Marketplace.

“We look forward to sitting down face-to-face with people from our community to provide them with good information about all the new options now available to them,” said Navigator Elvira Akinyemi.

“Across Florida and across the country millions of people who lack affordable health care today are checking out their new options,” said Tallahassee City Commissioner Andrew Gillum. “And millions more who have coverage today are already receiving benefits – keeping their kids on their plans, not getting dropped for having a pre-existing condition and accessing preventative services. Thanks to the ACA, millions of Americans are already benefitting.”

Florida CHAIN and the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium are hosting this enrollment event.


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