U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee is teaming up with local agencies to assist area residents with signing up for Affordable Care Act health insurance plans.
The Open Enrollment Period for the ACA starts November 1st. The collaborative will assist with enrollment questions and the enrollment process. A phone bank will be set up with phone counselors to reach out to previous applicants to confirm they still have health insurance coverage and to assist them with re-enrollment. Phone operators will also schedule enrollment appointments for people to visit their nearest community center where individuals can receive one-on-one assistance to enroll in a health plan from the ACA Health Insurance Marketplace.
Lee and Leaders of the Gulf Coast Health Insurance Marketplace Collaborative will hold a news conference on November 1st from 11 AM to 11:30 AM at the West End Multi-Service Center located at 170 Heights Blvd., to kick off the outreach efforts.