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, select City branch libraries and R-Centers 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 2016 coverage is Nov. 1, 2015 to Jan. 31, 2016.  Dec. 19 is the last day to ensure coverage by January 1, 2016. (This date was extended from Dec. 15)

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 2015 Marketplace plan, your benefit year ends Dec. 31, 2015. To continue health coverage in 2016, 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 2016, you may have to pay a fee.

Navigator Schedule

Tuesdays and Thursdays at Sully and Central 

  • The Sully Branch Library, 530 Webster Ave., will offer individualized assistance by appointment on Tuesdays from 4 to 6:30 p.m. until Jan. 26. Call Coordinated Care Services, Inc. at (585) 613-7667 to schedule an appointment.
  • The Central Library, 115 South Ave., will offer individualized assistance to patrons every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to Jan. 28 (Except Dec. 24 and 31).

Friday Sessions at Neighborhood Libraries 

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

  • Nov. 6, 2015, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.- Arnett Branch Library, 310 Arnett Blvd.(S)
  • Nov. 13, 2015, Noon to 4 p.m.- Lincoln Branch Library, 851 Joseph Ave.(S)
  • Nov. 20, 2015, Noon to 4 p.m.- Lyell Branch Library, 956 Lyell Ave.(S)
  • Dec. 4, 2015, Noon to 4p.m.- Wheatley Library, 33 Dr. Samuel Mc Cree way.(S)
  • Dec. 11, 2015, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.- Arnett Branch Library, 310 Arnett Blvd.(S)
  • Dec. 18, 2015, Noon to 4p.m. - Lincoln Branch Library, 851 Joseph Ave.(S)
  • Jan. 8, 2016, Noon to 4 p.m.- Lyell Branch Library, 956 Lyell Ave.(S)
  • Jan. 15, 2016, Noon to 4 p.m.- Wheatley Library, 33 Dr. Samuel McCree way.(S)
  • Jan. 22, 2016, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.- Arnett Branch Library, 310 Arnett Blvd.(S)
  • Jan. 29, 2016, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.- Highland Branch, 971 South Ave.

Friday Sessions in City R-Centers  

Navigators will be in the following R-Centers on these Fridays. ("S" indicates assistance available in Spanish)

  • Nov. 13, 2015, 4 to 7 p.m.- Gantt R- Center, 700 North St.(S)
  • Nov. 20, 2015, 4 to 7 p.m.- Gantt R -Center, 700 North St .(S)
  • Nov. 20, 2015, 4 to 7 p.m.- Adams St. R- Center, 85 Adams St.
  • Dec. 11, 2015, 4 to 7 p.m.- Adams St. R -Center, 85 Adams St.
  • Dec. 18, 2015, 4 to 7 p.m.- Adams St. R- Center, 85 Adams St.
  • Jan. 15, 2016, 4 to 7 p.m.- Adams St. R -Center, 85 Adams St.
  • Jan. 22, 2016, 4  to 7 p.m.- Gantt R -Center, 700 North St.(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.