Got Insurance? “Marketplace Party” Offers Free Enrollment Service Free Flu Shots For Those Enrolled

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Manassas, Virginia, November 10, 2014 – The Greater Prince William Community Health Center will kick off its second annual “Marketplace Party” with Affordable Care Act open enrollment walk-in services on Saturday, November 15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The all-day enrollment services are free and open to the public, held at the new Evergreen Health Center located at 9705 Liberia Avenue, Suite 201, Manassas, Virginia.

Certified Application Counselors (CAC) will be available to help individuals and families understand insurance eligibility requirements and to enroll in the plan of their choice. CACs can also explain IRS tax penalties for not enrolling and monthly insurance plan premiums.  Bilingual (Spanish) CACs will also enroll and renew eligible individuals and families in Medicaid.

Governor Terry McAuliffe at the Greater Prince William Community Health Center’s Evergreen office in Manassas, announcing that   Virginia is one of four states to have been awarded a $9.3 million federal grant to help people get insured during the open enrollment period for Health Insurance Marketplace, Nov. 15-Feb. 15.

Governor Terry McAuliffe at the Greater Prince William Community Health Center’s Evergreen office in Manassas, announcing that
Virginia is one of four states to have been awarded a $9.3 million federal grant to help people get insured during the open enrollment period for Health Insurance Marketplace, Nov. 15-Feb. 15.

The day-long event will also feature education sessions, flu shots, Center tours and free lunch for the whole family.  Free flu shots will be given to all individuals who complete the enrollment process.  “We are working with our community partners across the state so that more residents realize the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, helping them to secure the peace of mind that comes with health care coverage for their families,” said Frank J. Principi, Executive Director of the Center.  “We want more of our working families to have affordable access to quality care, keeping children in school and their parents at work.”

In addition to the Marketplace Party, the Health Center, a non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with locations in Woodridge and Manassas, Va., will offer enrollment assistance by appointment throughout the open enrollment period, which runs Nov. 15, 2014 through Feb. 15, 2015.  Last year, the Center assisted more than 7,000 individuals with health coverage during the first annual open enrollment period.  The Center’s staff speaks English and Spanish.

More information about the Greater Prince William Community Health Center is available at www.GPWHealthCenter.org or info@GPWHealthCenter.org. Marketplace Party updates are posted at Facebook.com/GPWHealthCenter.  To schedule a medical or dental appointment with one of  the Center’s doctors, call 703.680.7950.

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