It is not too late to sign up for Health Insurance (But it soon it will be)
The Polk County Health Department and other community partners will be holding a health insurance enrollment fair on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the Evelyn Davis Center for Working Families (801 University Ave, Unit 3 in Des Moines). The health insurance enrollment fair is being held as a part of the “Financial Fitness Day” being held at the Center that day.
Rick Kozin, Polk County Health Department Director said “For many people this may be the last opportunity to sign up for health insurance until the fall. We’d like to see as many people as possible take advantage of this opportunity.”
Trained Navigators, Certified Application Counselors and Health Insurance professionals will provide individuals with detailed information about available insurance options. They will also be able to help determine eligibility for Marketplace subsidies.
In order to complete the enrollment application at the fair, please bring the following information:
- Current ID
- Social Security Card
- 2012 or 2013 Income Tax Returns
- If working, last pay stub
“This is a wonderful opportunity for families to get their health and medical costs covered at a price that is affordable. By doing so they will improve their physical, mental and financial health,” said Kozin.
In 2010 it was estimated that 13% of adults in Polk County were uninsured. Many others may have inadequate insurance to meet their family’s needs. People without health insurance often delay getting necessary care until it is unavoidable and more costly. A number of our community partners have trained their staff in the details necessary to provide assistance to families so they can take advantage of this opportunity. Spanish interpreters will be available.
To learn more visit www.healthcare.gov or call Ana at 515-323-5227 with questions about the enrollment fair.