WeHo Will Answer Health Insurance Questions at Monday ‘Pop Up’ at Plummer Park

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Residents interested in learning more about the Affordable Care Act and the Covered California health insurance program can get their questions answered Monday at the Helen Albert Farmers’ Market at Plummer Park.

Covered CaliforniaHealth insurance will be one of the topics addressed by members of the city’s Social Services Division at the “community pop-up.” Information also will be provided onsocial services and transportation programs available to community members.

The pop-up event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Farmers Market, which is in the north parking lot of Plummer Park at near the corner of Fountain and Vista avenues.

Open enrollment opportunities for 2016 have begun for healthcare insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Open enrollment extends through Jan. 31. Certified Covered California volunteers and enrollers will be in attendance at the pop-up to provide details and help with enrollment.

The focus on healthcare enrollment is part of the city’s “Uncovered” outreach campaign, which attempts to engage people in West Hollywood with information about healthcare options.

In addition to the upcoming pop-up, there are a number of resources available for eligible community members to get information about ACA and to enroll for health insurance. Covered California www.CoveredCA.com is the place to go for California residents to research plans and options, calculate insurance costs and enroll for health care coverage. Those interested also can call, toll-free, (800) 300-1506. People who are deaf or hearing impaired can call, toll-free TTY (888) 889-5406.

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For more information about the pop-up, contact Corey Roskin, Social Services specialist, at croskin@weho.org or at (323) 848-6403. For Russian-language information, please call (323) 848-6326. For people who are deaf or hearing impaired, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.

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