Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin to host Affordable Care Act (ACA) Community Forum on Oct. 23, 2013

Forum will feature representatives from Marketplace Qualified Health Plans (QHPs)

In their continued effort to provide key information to the community regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin (BHCW) will be hosting another community forum on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at BHCW, 3020 W. Vliet Street.

The event is free and open to the public.

Representatives from the four Milwaukee Marketplace Health Exchanges insurance providers will participate on a panel and answer attendee questions.

The Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) are Common Ground Healthcare Corp, Compcare Health Services Ins. Corp., Molina Healthcare of WI, Inc. and WPS Health Plan, Inc. (Arise). The community is welcome to attend and get questions answered for themselves and their families.

BHCW encourages the community to keep in mind the important ACA dates; the initial enrollment period for ACA will end March 31, 2014.

Qualifying individuals who enroll through the Marketplace by December 15th can begin receiving health coverage in January 2014.

Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin (BHCW) is one of the few organizations in the Milwaukee area that received an Affordable Care Act (ACA) Navigator grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services through the National Healthy Start Association.

This grant allows BHCW to provide ACA related outreach and education to anyone in Milwaukee County. Additionally, BHCW is providing training sessions to organizations and assistance with enrollment.

For questions about the community forum or to RSVP, please contact Marlo at 414-933-0064 ext. 212 or mblackhawk@bhcw.org.

To learn more about BHCW, please visit the organization’s website at www.bhcw.org and stay up-to-date with current racial health disparities information and community health events via their Facebook page.