Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is encouraging people to sign up for the Affordable Care Act by December 23rd; anyone who successfully signs up by that date will be eligible for healthcare on January 1st.
“The website is working much better now and thousands of people are signing up for insurance every day,” Abele said.
“The Affordable Care Act is a great opportunity for people who don’t have insurance to get covered and for those that do have insurance to shop the marketplace.
I hope everyone takes advantage of the ACA.”
Milwaukee County is working closely with IMPACT 2-1-1 as they help people enroll in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace.
Since October 1st IMPACT 2-1-1 has worked with more than 1,300 people to help them understand their health care insurance options.
“As we continue to improve the functionality of HealthCare.gov, we commend County Executive Abele and our local partners on the ground for their innovative thinking,” said Kathleen Falk, Regional Director of Region V for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
“With the help of IMPACT 2-1-1, we can ensure residents of Milwaukee County have the information they need about the Health Insurance Marketplace and are able to access quality, affordable health coverage.”
IMPACT 2-1-1 has partnered with a coalition of more than 200 organizations to reach out, educate and assist Milwaukee County residents with ACA enrollment and they will continue that effort in 2014.
“We are beginning to conduct ‘inreach’ with IMPACT 2-1-1 callers.
After they are provided with the information and referrals they initially requested, we ask if they are covered by health insurance or have any questions about the new health insurance marketplace.
Our goal is to help people navigate this process as easily and efficiently as possible,” added Michael Davis, President and CEO of IMPACT.