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Health Department helps residents who are eligible for health insurance benefits

Tue November 10, 2015

Three free Review and Renew Workshops scheduled

The DuPage County Health Department reminds residents that the Health Department continues to offer free information and enrollment assistance to county residents who may be eligible for Medicaid or Marketplace health insurance and persons who need to review and renew their Marketplace insurance (See workshop dates below).

Community Health Workers are available for free in-person appointments at Health Department offices throughout the year. Call (630) 682-7400 to schedule an in-person appointment at a Health Department office in Addison, Lombard, Westmont or Wheaton. Enrollment in Medicaid is available at any time and not just during the Open Enrollment period.

Additionally, Health Department staff have scheduled an extensive list of activities and events to assist residents during Marketplace Open Enrollment, which began on Nov. 1 and will continue until Jan. 31, 2016.

Education, assistance and enrollment will be provided for free to residents at DuPage County libraries, schools, hospitals, health fairs and more.

For a full list of available events, including activities offered during business hours, in the evening and on weekends, please visit www.dupagehealth.org
Persons who want to contact the Health Department regarding Marketplace insurance or want to attend a workshop should call (630) 221-7606.

'Review and Renew Workshops'

Residents who have signed up for insurance in the past are also reminded that they must "review and renew" their current insurance plan during Open Enrollment.

To assist clients who want to review and renew, the Health Department has scheduled free workshops on Nov. 14, Nov. 21 and Dec. 12, with appointment times at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. (Maximum capacity 15 clients per appointment time) at the Health Department's Central Office, 111 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton. Call (630) 221-7606 to reserve a space.

Clients are asked to bring a personal computer or smart phone, and their log in information if possible, to assist with Marketplace access. Health Department staff will be available at all three workshops to assist residents.

Click here to print a copy of this press release.

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