“GET COVERED WAYNE COUNTY” EVENTS TO HELP RESIDENTS ENROLL IN HEALTH CARE PLANS
Wayne County Executive Evans and his Department of Health, Veterans and Community Wellness
to host an event in Detroit, November 5 and Taylor, November 18
DEARBORN, MI – Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans today joined representatives from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to encourage resident enrollment in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and announced two enrollment events being hosted in November by the Wayne County Department of Health, Veterans and Community Wellness.
The “Get Covered Wayne County” events, scheduled for November 5 and 18 are designed to help the uninsured residents of Wayne County apply for health care coverage; and introduce attendees to the services offered by Department of Health, Veterans and Community Wellness. Community organizations will also present services they offer.
According to countyhealthrankings.org and Enroll America, statistics show that 13% to 16% of the people in Wayne County remain uninsured. Nearly half of these people are eligible for Medicaid but have not yet enrolled. The other half are people who are eligible for a tax credit and those who are not eligible for financial assistance due to multiple factors.
“The well-being of Wayne County’s residents ranks high on our list of priorities so we are happy to work with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help our citizens get important information on the Affordable Care Act,” said Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans. “In just a few days, residents who need quality, affordable healthcare coverage will gain access to open-enrollment for their families. We want to ensure that every Wayne County resident in need of healthcare coverage is connected to the information and the people who can help them make informed decisions about becoming insured.”
Details about the upcoming Get Covered Wayne County events are as follows:
Thursday November 5, 2015 from 2pm -6pm
Wayne County Community College District – Downtown Detroit Campus
1001 W. Fort St
Detroit, MI 48226
Room 123 A & B
Wednesday November 18, 2015 from 2pm-6pm
Wayne County Community College District – Taylor Campus
21000 Northline Rd.
Taylor, MI 48180
Ray Mix room
Individuals attending Get Covered Wayne County events should bring:
- Information on household size and income
- Home mailing address
- Social security numbers
- Tax filing information ( including W2s for each person in the household)
- Documentation information for legal immigrants when applicable.
For more information please call 1-800-WELLNOW (935-5669)
The Wayne County Department of Health, Veterans, and Community Wellness has partnered with Enroll America, the nation’s leading health care enrollment coalition; Enroll Michigan, a statewide network of non- profit agencies providing free enrollment support services to health insurance customers and ACCESS which offers a wide range of social, economic, health and educational services.
About Wayne County Department of Health, Veterans, and Community Wellness
The Department of Health, Veterans and Community Wellness is responsible for coordinating and administering health, social, educational, Veterans and youth services to communities and residents in Wayne County so they can lead healthy and productive lives. For more information visit www.waynecounty.com