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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.

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

OHI Offers Assistance as Health Insurance Deadline Nears

3-29-14 - Open Enrollment Closing EventIf you are waiting for the last minute – it’s almost here. Monday, March 31, 2014, is the last day to enroll for health insurance. On Saturday, March 29, 2014, certified navigators in the Health Insurance Marketplace of OHI, a federally qualified health care center, will be available to assist the public by appointment only from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 101 Second Street, Lakewood, N.J.

Besides registering for health insurance, OHI is offering a number of health-related activities throughout the day, such as free health screenings, including blood pressure checks, glucose screenings, and diabetic education. Representatives from SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), a government assistance program to help low-income households pay for food, will be available to offer assistance.

OHI is also sponsoring a food drive to collect canned goods and nonperishable items for a local food bank or Catholic Charities. Children can enjoy face-painting, taking pictures with a cartoon character, and animal balloons. Free light refreshments (granola bars, fruit, donuts, water and soda) will be available.

3-29-14 - Open Enrollment Closing Event (Spanish)Beatriz C. Patino, the coordinator of the Health Exchange Marketplace Department, is hoping to enroll at least 500 people by the end of the month. For more information, contact Patino at 732-363-6655 Ext. 8363. OHI will still be enrolling people on Monday, March 31, the very last day to register.

OHI offers free education sessions on Affordable Care Act

If you don’t have health insurance and you aren’t quite sure if you need it or can afford it, then Ocean Health Initiatives’ Free Education Sessions on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can help put your mind at ease. The deadline for open enrollment in the ACA is March 31, 2014.

2-28-14 - Education Sessions Flyer (OPEN TO PUBLIC)The free sessions at OHI sites will be held in English and Spanish in Lakewood at 101 Second Street, March 20 and 27 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.; in Manahawkin, 333 Haywood Road, on March 18 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.; and in English and Spanish at Toms River, 301 Lakehurst Road, March 19 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Not sure if you really need health insurance coverage? You do! People who don’t have health insurance tend to skip or postpone getting the care they need, they don’t fill prescriptions because of the costs, and they have trouble paying their medical bills, which are the leading cause of personal bankruptcy in the United States.

There are four levels of coverage in the marketplace plans and experts at OHI will explain them at the education sessions. Some people may qualify for Medicaid or N.J. Family Care (for children).

OHI can also help you enroll in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Bilingual certified application counselors in the OHI Health Exchange Marketplace department will be available by appointment through March 31. For Open Enrollment Day appointments and questions, call OHI’s Health Exchange Marketplace department at 732-363-6655, extensions 8364, 8363, or 8840.

OHI Extends Its Hours for Open Enrollment Appointments

With the deadline to enroll in health insurance looming, OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives), is extending the hours of its Open Enrollment Help Days in Lakewood, Toms River, and Manahawkin to accommodate the growing need of the general public and OHI patients to enroll in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.2-21-14 - Extended Hours

Bilingual Certified Application Counselors in the OHI Health Exchange Marketplace department will be available by appointment only through March 31, 2014 as follows:

1. Toms River, 301 Lakehurst Road:
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

2. Lakewood, 101 Second Street:
Monday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

3. Manahawkin at 333 Haywood Road:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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.

For Open Enrollment Day appointments and questions, call Health Exchange Marketplace Department at 732-363-6655.

OHI Extends Open Enrollment Help Days – Health Insurance Marketplace Open to the Public

OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives), a federally qualified health care center, is extending the hours of its Open Enrollment Help Days in Lakewood, Toms River, and Manahawkin to accommodate the growing need of the general public and OHI patients to enroll in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.  HIM_LogoFinal

Bilingual Certified Application Counselors in the OHI Health Exchange Marketplace department will be available by appointment only from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for the rest of December through March 31, 2014 as follows (OHI offices are closed December 25 and January 1, New Year’s Day, for the holidays.):

1. Toms River, 301 Lakehurst Road: Mondays and Thursdays

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2. Lakewood, 101 Second Street: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays

3. Manahawkin at 333 Haywood Road: Tuesdays

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.

For Open Enrollment Day appointments and questions, call Health Exchange Marketplace Department at (732) 363-6655.

OHI to Sponsor Open Enrollment Help Days This December – Open to the Public

 

OHI December 2013 - Open Enrollment Days

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.

SPANISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!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.