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Get Covered! Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Event
Monday, April 14, 2014
1:00 PM – 5:00PM
440 Civic Center Plaza Richmond CA 94804 (City Council Chambers) 

Did you have trouble enrolling in healthcare coverage or have an incomplete application? Do you need healthcare coverage (Covered California/Medi-Cal)? Get assistance to complete your Covered California application before the new deadline of Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Come to the “Let’s Get Covered!” event and take the opportunity to complete your application with the assistance of Certified Enrollment Counselors. 

Please begin gathering the documents you will need to enroll.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING FOR ENROLLMENT– Proof of:

IDENTITY:
Photo ID, driver’s license, or U.S. passport for each adult applying 
CA ADDRESS:
Any piece of postmarked mail sent to you 
INCOME:
Last 30 days of paystubs, 2012 income tax fillings, and Social Security cards of everyone applying 
CITIZENSHIP OR IMMIGRATION STATUS:
Birth certificate, permanent resident card, certificate of naturalization, or certificate of citizenship for each person applying

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW – for Each Family Member: 
Number of people enrolling (whole or partial family)
Birth Dates
Social Security numbers
Home Zip code

Call first – 
If you have any questions call Gabino Arredondo, (510) 620-6606, and make sure you’re ready to enroll. 
Download a the flyer to share with family and co-workers!

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Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Open Enrollment
In Richmond, we have over 20,000 uninsured people, many of whom could not previously afford coverage or were denied it due to a preexisting condition. We are working to change this statistic.

Open Enrollment for Covered California is open through March 31, 2014. To begin your enrollment, please call the Covered California's telephone help line at 1-800-300-1506 or visit the Covered California website at https://www.coveredca.com/. Interpreters in multiple languages are provided on the telephone help line. 

A few important things to know: 
  • Open Enrollment is through March 31; you must enroll by March 31 to have coverage.
  • Coverca.com will allow consumers to make apples-to-apples comparisons of plans before enrolling, including premiums, deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Many Californians will qualify for financial assistance to help make premiums more affordable. 
  • Covered CA recommends having the following household information available when enrolling: contact information for all household members applying for coverage, ID numbers such as social security or immigration information, income and tax filing status.  

Key Deadlines & Dates
 Last day to choose a plan for coverage that begins March 1
 2/15                                             
 Last day to submit payment for March 1 coverage
 2/25
 Last day to choose a plan for coverage that begins April 1
 3/15

Affordable Care Act Frequently Asked Questions addressed by Contra Costa Health Services can be found at http://cchealth.org/aca/faq.php

Please consider these other Affordable Care Act resources for Richmond and Contra Costa County residents:

 Resource
 Website
 Phone
Contra Costa Health Services: Health Care Reform 
 http://cchealth.org/aca/
(925) 313-6166
Community Clinic Consortium: Morgan Westfall or Jennifer Arevalo   http://clinicconsortium.org
(510) 233-6230
Lifelong Medical Care: Enrollment Department  http://www.lifelongmedical.org
(510) 231-9816 

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The City of Richmond Health Initiatives team works with departments on implementing actions identified in the Community Health and Wellness Element of the Richmond General Plan 2030 and promotes systems and policy changes that support the development of healthy neighborhoods. The team aims to build the City and community's capacity to improve health outcomes and promote health equity. The team is comprised of staff from various City departments and works with key partners to reduce health disparities in Richmond.

Key partners include Contra Costa Health Services, WCCUSD, and UC Berkeley.

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