If you need health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, you must enroll by December
23, 2013, for the insurance coverage to begin by January 1, 2014. OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives), a federally qualified health care center, with locations in Lakewood, Toms River, and Manahawkin, is offering to help the general public and its patients, by appointment only, at three Open Enrollment Days this December.
Bilingual Certified Application Counselors in the OHI Health Exchange Marketplace department will be available Saturday, December 14 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Toms River at 301 Lakehurst Road; Tuesday, December 17, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in Manahawkin at 333 Haywood Road; and Saturday, December 21 in Lakewood at 101 Second Street. Open enrollment closes March 31, 2014.
Beatriz C. Patino, the coordinator of the Health Exchange Marketplace Department, and 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. Free gift bags and light refreshments will be available.
For Open Enrollment Day appointments and questions, call Health Exchange Marketplace Department at 732-363-6655.