Delaware libraries throughout the state are offering information sessions and one-on-one enrollment assistance on Delaware's Health Insurance Marketplace. These presentations have been available for the public since the beginning of November.
Certified Marketplace Guides will give presentations at the libraries for Delaware residents interested in enrolling in low-cost health insurance made possible by the Affordable Care Act.
Four community organizations, Brandywine Women’s Health Associates, Christiana Care, Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care Inc. and Westside Family Healthcare are under contract to provide one-on-one guidance through certified Marketplace Guides to residents about the new marketplace, which will help give 90,000 uninsured Delawareans greater access to affordable healthcare.
There are more than 70 guides throughout Delaware who have been undergoing rigorous state and federal training, a proctored exam, and state and federal background checks to be certified to handle sensitive personal information.
Enrollment in the marketplace runs through March 31, 2014. Insurance coverage begins as early as Jan. 1, 2014, for those who enroll by Dec. 15.
For more information on Delaware’s Health Insurance Marketplace, go to www.ChooseHealthDE.com. Information on the Affordable Care Act, as well as dates, times, and locations of sessions, may be found on the Delaware Libraries ACA guide at http://guides.lib.de.us/ACA.
For more information on Delaware Libraries go to www.delawarelibraries.org.