Sign up for Health Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act

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Mayor Lovely A. Warren is encouraging Rochester citizens to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. 

The Central Library and select City branch libraries will host numerous events offering information and individualized help with using the Health Insurance Marketplace, which helps the uninsured to enroll in health coverage. 

 

"Everyone deserves to live a healthy, vibrant life,” said Mayor Warren. “I’m asking citizens to reach out to friends, family, and neighbors to let them know that their health is important to all of us, and if they don’t have health insurance, that help in securing health insurance is readily available.”

The Open Enrollment period for 2017 coverage is Nov. 1, 2016 to Jan. 31, 2017.  Dec. 15 is the last day to ensure coverage by January 1, 2017.

HealthCare Navigators from Trillium Health, Law New York and Coordinated Care Services, Inc will give free, in-person application assistance to individuals and families at initial enrollment and when renewing coverage.

Navigators remove barriers to the application process by providing assistance in multiple languages, in community based settings during non-traditional hours such as evenings and weekends.

Those looking for assistance in enrolling are asked to bring current income documents such as paystubs for the past two months. No appointment is necessary.

If you’re currently enrolled in a 2016 Marketplace plan, your benefit year ends Dec. 31, 2016. To continue health coverage in 2017, you can renew your current health plan or choose a new health plan through the Marketplace during open enrollment. If you don’t have health coverage during 2017, you may have to pay a fee.

Navigator Schedule

Navigators will be at the following neighborhood branch libraries on the following days. ("S" indicates assistance available in Spanish) 

November 2016  

  • Wednesday Nov. 2, 2016, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.- The Central Library, 115 South Ave.
  • Saturday Nov. 5, 2016, Noon to 3 p.m.- Lincoln Branch Library, 851 Joseph Ave.(S)
  • Wednesday Nov. 9, 2016, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.- The Central Library, 115 South Ave.(S)
  • Wednesday Nov. 16, 2016, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.- The Central Library, 115 South Ave.
  • Saturday Nov. 19, 2016, Noon to 3 p.m.- Lincoln Branch Library, 851 Joseph Ave.(S)
  • Wednesday Nov. 23, 2016, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.- The Central Library, 115 South Ave.(S)
  • Wednesday Nov. 30, 2016, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.- Phyllis Wheatley Community Library, 33 Dr. Samuel McCree Way.
  • Wednesday Nov. 30, 2016, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.- The Central Library, 115 South Ave.(S)

December 2016 

  • Saturday Dec. 3, 2016, Noon to 3 p.m.- Lincoln Branch Library, 851 Joseph Ave.(S)
  • Wednesday Dec. 7, 2016, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.- The Central Library, 115 South Ave.
  • Saturday Dec. 10, 2016, Noon to 3 p.m.- Lincoln Branch Library, 851 Joseph Ave.(S)
  • Friday Dec. 30, 2016, Noon to 5 p.m. - Lyell Branch Library, 956 Lyell Ave.

January 2017 

  • Wednesday Jan. 4, 2017, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.- The Central Library, 115 South Ave.
  • Saturday Jan. 7, 2017, Noon to 3 p.m.- Lincoln Branch Library, 851 Joseph Ave.(S)
  • Wednesday Jan. 11, 2017, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.- The Central Library, 115 South Ave.(S)
  • Friday Jan. 13, 2017, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.- Winton Branch Library,  611 Winton Rd. N. 
  • Wednesday Jan. 18, 2017, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.- The Central Library, 115 South Ave. 
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  • Friday Jan. 20, 2017, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.- Sully Branch Library (Ryan Center), 530 Webster Ave. 
  • Saturday Jan. 21, 2017, Noon to 3 p.m.- Lincoln Branch Library, 851 Joseph Ave.(S)
  • Wednesday Jan. 25, 2017, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.- The Central Library, 115 South Ave.(S) 

Learn More

The Affordable Care Act is a set of health insurance reforms that started in 2010.  For more information, visit www.healthcare.gov. 

Navigator and In-Person Assistance programs are federally-funded and operated in accordance with the Act to make in-person support broadly available for those who need additional assistance enrolling.