Tennessee State University will host an Affordable Care Act Enrollment Fair on Saturday, March 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on the main campus in Kean Hall.
The fair, sponsored by the White House Initiative on HBCUs, Get Covered America and TSU, will offer participants the opportunity to speak to enrollment specialists, and ask questions regarding current healthcare issues.
Also, health care consultants will be available to sign up individuals for the Affordable Health Care program. The event is free and open to the public.
The opportunity to obtain affordable care could not have come at a better time for many Tennesseans. With more than 800,000 uninsured in the state, the enrollment fair is part of the push to increase the number of insured before the enrollment period ends March 31.
“In Tennessee, we like to see as many consumers enrolled as possible,” Pamela Roshell, the regional director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, told the Tennessean in a recent article. “Of course, there are over 800,000 uninsured in Tennessee. So we want to see every person who is uninsured enrolled.”
The Affordable Care Act offers many uninsured and underinsured individuals the opportunity to obtain free or low-cost health insurance, according to fair organizers.
Those coming to enroll in a health care plan should bring the following documents:
▪ Proof of Citizenship or Immigration Status/Legal Residency (SSN, Passport, Immigration document status number)
▪ State Residency (Driver’s License, or utility bill)
▪ Income for all family members (W-2 forms, pay stubs or proof of unemployment)
▪ Current health insurance (policy numbers for any current health insurance)
Parking will available across from Kean Hall. Enter the building through the door with the U.S. Air Force airplane.
To RSVP for the March 1 enrollment fair, please sign up at https://getcoveredamerica.org/events/rsvp/4jlqs.
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