The enrollment effort at Calle Ocho is part of a national effort to ensure Latinos know about quality, affordable health insurance marketplace.
Bilingual Certified Application Counselors will help provide comprehensive, in-person assistance to guide the uninsured and under-insured through the process of understanding their options on the health insurance Marketplace.
With just 26 days remaining in the first open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act, many Latinos still lack information about financial subsidies and the March 31enrollment deadline. Latinos have the highest uninsured rate of any ethnic group in the United States, with 31 percent of Latinos in the U.S. going without insurance compared to 14 percent of non-Hispanic white Americans.
The event will bridge awareness by providing resources for enrollment and information on financial assistance. In Florida, 88 percent of new enrollees receive financial help to defray the cost of premiums. Florida leads the nation in new enrollees among all states with a federally run marketplace, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
What: Calle Ocho Health Insurance Enrollment
Where: Calle Ocho Miami
Eight Street Anchor (intersection of SW 8 Street and 24 Avenue)
Miami, FL 33135
When: Sunday, March 9 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Who: Health Council of South Florida, Get Covered America and the Family Healthcare Foundation staff and volunteers
How: To RSVP or for more details, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.