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Outreach and Enrollment Team at OHI Is Scheduling Appointments for Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment Poster (2015-16 open_enrollment_eng)Do you need health insurance? The Outreach and Enrollment team at (Ocean Health Initiatives), a federally qualified health center, are scheduling appointments to help the general public and its patients with enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace, which begins November 1, 2015, and ends January 31, 2016.

Sasha Andino and Carmen E. Lopez, associates of the Outreach and Enrollment Department, and other qualified OHI staff will answer questions, explain any changes, and help individuals sign up for health insurance. Bilingual certified application counselors are available by appointment only.

Appointments can be made at four OHI sites: Lakewood Health Center, 101 Second Street, Lakewood; Toms River Health Center, 301 Lakehurst Road, Toms River; Manahawkin Health Center, 333 Haywood Road, Manahawkin; Manchester Health Center, Lakehurst Circle Center II, 686 Route 70, Lakehurst.

To sign up for health insurance at the time of their appointment, enrollees should bring their social security card; proof of income, such as paystubs, W-2 forms, or other income information; their employer’s information; and their date of birth. Eligible immigrants who want health coverage should bring their documents.

For Open Enrollment appointments, and questions and information about OHI’s services, call Ocean Health Initiatives at 732-363-6655. For more information, contact Sasha Andino, outreach and enrollment associate, 848-210-0970 or Carmen Lopez at 732-966-3749.

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Visit OHI at the 2015 Elderfest Expo

Free Screenings and Outreach and Enrollment Information

Ocean Health Initiatives (OHI), a federally qualified health center, is participating in the Elderfest Expo hosted by Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, Thursday, November 5, 2015, at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 815 Route 37, Toms River, N.J., from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Mobile Medical Unit of OHI, staff, and members from the Outreach and Enrollment Department will provide free glucose testing and education about its medical services in Ocean County. Certified navigators from the Health Insurance Marketplace of OHI will be available to answer questions about upcoming open enrollment, and to assist the public with outreach and enrollment information.

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OHI’s Free Health Insurance Education Sessions

HIM_LogoFinalThe Outreach and Enrollment Department of OHI is hosting four free health insurance education sessions this October at the Toms River Library, 101 Washington St., Toms River, N.J., in preparation for the 2016 open enrollment in the Affordable Care Act.

OHI outreach and enrollment associates Carmen Lopez and Sasha Andino along with representatives from several insurance companies will explain what to expect during the upcoming open enrollment period. Enrollment for 2016 begins November 1, 2015, and ends January 31, 2016. All sessions are open to the public, and no registration is needed.
Presentations from insurance companies will begin promptly.

October 5, 2015, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Health Republic Insurance of New Jersey

October 7, 2015, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., AmeriHealth New Jersey

October 26, 2015, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Oscar Insurance Corporation of New Jersey

October 27, 2015, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., UnitedHealthCare

 

For more information on the 2016 Open Enrollment Period, visit healthcare.gov.  For same day appointments or to schedule an appointment with OHI’s outreach and enrollment associates, call (732) 363-6655. For more information, contact Sasha Andino, outreach and enrollment associate, at (848) 210-0970

 

OHI Outreach Free Insurance Sessions (oct 2015 dates)

Important Dates for 2016 Enrollment: Plans and prices for 2016 will be available to preview the third week of October 2015. Open enrollment in a 2016 Marketplace plan begins November 1, 2015, and coverage can start as soon as January 1, 2016. December 15, 2015, is the last day to enroll in or change plans for new coverage that begins January 1, 2016.

On January 1, 2016, coverage starts for those who enroll or change plans by December 15. January 15, 2016, is the last day to enroll in or change plans for new coverage to start February 1, 2016. Open Enrollment ends January 31, 2016. Enrollments or changes between January 16 and January 31 take effect March 1, 2016. If you don’t enroll in a 2016 plan by January 31, 2016, you cannot enroll in a health insurance plan for 2016 unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

Open Enrollment Ends February 15th – Community Forum Will Help Area Residents

ohi-barnabas-jan29flyer (Eng  - Span)2Do you still need health insurance?  Open Enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) ends February 15, 2015. For those who enroll by this date, coverage can begin as soon as March 1. To help area residents with options, Ocean Health Initiatives (OHI), a federally qualified health care center, and Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, Lakewood, are partnering to present a community forum Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Ocean Health Initiatives, 101 Second Street, Lakewood, N.J.

Bilingual Certified Application Counselors (CACs) will be available to describe insurance options under the ACA and help attendees choose a plan that best suits individual and family needs. Experts will also discuss options under Medicaid and Family Care. Qualified staff will also answer questions, explain any changes, and help individuals sign up for health insurance.

For more information, contact Beatriz Patiño, the Outreach and Enrollment Coordinator for OHI, at 732-363-6655 Ext. 8364.

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OHI to Hold Events for Health Insurance Open Enrollment

If you need health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace, OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives) a federally qualified health center (FQHC) with locations in Lakewood, Toms River, Manahawkin and Manchester, is offering to help the general public and its patients with enrollment. Appointments are encouraged.pic 1

Open Enrollment for 2015 starts November 15, 2014, but ends February 15, 2015. Beatriz C. Patino, the coordinator of the Outreach and Enrollment Department, Carmen E. Lopez and Sasha Andino, associates, and other qualified staff will answer questions, explain any changes, and help individuals sign up for health insurance.

Bilingual Certified Application Counselors will be available at each of OHI’s four locations on the following dates this November.
• Saturday, November 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Lakewood Health Center, 101 Second Street, Lakewood.
• Tuesday, November 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Manchester Health Center, Lakehurst Circle Center II, 686 Route 70, Lakehurst.
• Wednesday, November 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Toms River Health Center, 301 Lakehurst Road, Toms River.
• Thursday, November 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Manahawkin Health Center, 333 Haywood Road, Manahawkin.

For Open Enrollment appointments and questions, call the Outreach and Enrollment Department at 732-363-6655.

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