LWMC OFFERS FREE INFORMATION SESSION
ON HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE
LAKE WALES – Lake Wales Medical Center is offering a free information session on the Health Insurance Marketplace on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
The information session will be held at Lake Wales Care Center’s Community Room, 140 E. Park Ave. Certified Assisters will be on-site to share information, answer questions, and to schedule free appointments for application assistance. In many cases, people are eligible for subsidies to help offset the cost of the insurance.
Open Enrollment opened Nov. 1 and continues through Jan. 31. This marks the federal government’s fourth annual campaign to extend healthcare coverage to more Americans, specifically to those who otherwise wouldn’t have access to services or who would face a financial crisis due to medical bills.
“We have helped hundreds of individuals enroll on the Marketplace since it first launched four years ago,” said Rebecca Brewer, CEO of Lake Wales Medical Center. “It’s very gratifying to help individuals enroll knowing they will be able to access healthcare when they need it. It’s a relief for so many people.”
Lake Wales Medical Center also is offering free one-on-one assistance throughout the Open Enrollment period at the hospital. Residents can schedule appointments by calling 863-678-2734, or can book an appointment online at www.GetCoveredAmerica.org/connector. Certified assisters will help with plan comparisons, determining any tax credits or discounts, and filling-out applications.