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Get Your ACA Questions Answered!

Do You Have Questions about ACA?
Visit Outreach and Enrollment Associates at the Ocean County ACA LoginMall

Outreach and Enrollment associates of OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives),  are available to  answer questions and address concerns about ACA (the Affordable Care Act), and provide information about OHI’s medical services for insured, uninsured and underinsured Ocean County residents every Wednesday this May and June from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at The County Connection, located near JC Penney’s, Ocean County Mall, 1201 Hooper Ave, Toms River, NJ 08753.

OHI’s Outreach and Enrollment staff will be on site at the County Connection not only to explain any changes in ACA, and discuss options under Medicaid and NJ FamilyCare, but to provide information about OHI’s participation in the Veterans Choice Program.

The County Connection is a service of the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
It is open during mall hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays. It is handicapped accessible and served by public transportation, including New Jersey Transit and Ocean Ride buses.

For more information about OHI, contact Kimberly Tozzi, community relations coordinator, at 732-719-9016.

OHI Associates to Participate in Annual Baby & Children’s Fair

OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives), a federally qualified health center in Ocean County and a community partner of Community Medical Center, will be participating in the Annual Baby & CMC-2016-Baby-Fair(sp)Children’s Fair at Community Medical Center, 99 Highway 37 West, Toms River, Sunday, April 24, 2016, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

At the Fair, OHI’s outreach associates will provide guidance to attendees about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), answer questions, explain any changes, and discuss options under Medicaid and New Jersey FamilyCare. OHI will also give attendees information on its women’s health services and its affiliation with the hospital.

The Fair includes drawings, refreshments, and giveaways. Organizations and agencies will provide information about services available in the community. The Toms River Police Department will check children’s car seats for safety. Admission and parking are free, but registration is requested. Call 1-888-724-7123 to register or for more information.

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Visit the Outreach and Enrollment Team of OHI at The Smart Living Expo, March 13

The bilingual outreach and enrollment team of Ocean Health Initiatives (OHI), a federally qualified health center with locations in Ocean County, will be available to provide guidance about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), answer questions, explain any changes, and discuss options under Medicaid and Family Care at the Smart Living Expo, a resource for Lakewood adult population age 40 and over on Sunday, March 13, 2016, from noon to 5:00 p.m. at Lake Terrace Hall, 1690 Oak Street, Lakewood, N.J. Admission is free.

The Smart Living Expo, a joint venture of Lakewood Hatzolah and The Voice of Lakewood, is an opportunity to talk with leaders in their fields of expertise to get information about multiple services and products, such as the ACA, nutrition, health, finances, fitness, home care, leisure services, and more, especially for those facing changes and challenges and need information about planning for the future.

For more information about OHI, contact Kimberly Tozzi, community relations coordinator, at 732-719-9016. For more information about the Smart Living Expo, visit www.smartlivingnj.com or call 732-813-1597 or email info@smartlivingnj.com

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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