Free Covered California Insurance Help Available; Local Non-Profits Team Up

NOV 15 2014 – Comprehensive Community Health Centers (CCHC) and The Center for Living and Learning (CLL) are offering free assistance to families and individuals with questions about insurance plan options through California’s state health insurance marketplace, Covered California.

Open enrollment begins November 15th, and CCHC and CLL are collaborating by offering ongoing support and enrollment assistance at their centers; additionally, the centers are providing community outreach both for those still seeking coverage and for the currently insured. People already covered have one month to make changes or they will be automatically renewed under their current plan for the next year.

“Covered California, CCHC and CLL share a mission. We’re keeping our doors open on Saturday because we’re committed to keeping high quality of care affordable for our community, and there are discounts available for many people who apply,” said Danielle Smith, Ancillary Programs Director at Comprehensive Community Health Center in Glendale. “We’re also reaching out to inform those who are currently covered of the December 15th renewal deadline – if you want to change your plan or shop around, you can. One year is a big commitment and we want to help people make the decision that’s best for them.”

“This is a great opportunity for people who have questions about coverage,” said Maria ‘Alex’ Alexander, Executive Director of the Center for Living and Learning in Van Nuys. “You may be wondering if you qualify for assistance and want some help with the application. Come to the center in your area and we’ll have staff on hand to get you the one-on-one help you need.”

CCHC has four locations: Glendale, Eagle Rock, Highland Park and North Hollywood. The Center for Living and Learning is located in Van Nuys. All centers will be open on Saturday, November 15th for their open enrollment event (hours vary by location).

If you want to apply for coverage at the event, please bring forms for all household members:  last year’s W-2 to verify income, social security numbers, immigration cards and health insurance cards if someone in your household currently has coverage.

For more information about enrolling in health insurance or to confirm hours of operation, please call CCHC or CLL directly. You can also access eligibility and enrollment information at www.coveredca.com.

Jessica Gonzalez
Enrollment Manager
Comprehensive Community Health Centers
(818)-265-2257
jessicag@cchccenters.org

Maria “Alex” Alexander
Executive Director
Center for Living and Learning
(818)-442-0915
alex@center4living.org