Swedish Covenant Hospital Hosts Block Party for Healthcare Enrollment

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To provide Latino communities with the opportunity to enroll in health care coverage and then immediately activate their care by choosing an appropriate physician, Swedish Covenant Hospital and Get Covered America are partnering to host the Race 2 the Finish Indoor Block Party on March 15, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The event, which is being held at Swedish Covenant Hospital’s Anderson Pavilion, also features free onsite parking, refreshments, music and children’s activities.

“As we near the March 31 open enrollment deadline, we’re seeing that many Chicagoans still don’t know about their new insurance options,” State Director of Enroll America David Elin said. “What’s great about this event is consumers will not only learn what financial help they may qualify for and get signed up for insurance, they’ll be able to immediately book a doctor’s appointment to use their new coverage.”

At the Race 2 the Finish Indoor Block Party, Get Covered America will coordinate a team of Spanish speaking health insurance navigators, who will help attendees sign up for low or no cost insurance through the Marketplace or Medicaid.

Before arriving, uninsured attendees should make sure they have the following Marketplace requirements:

• A valid social security number (or document number for legal immigrants)
• Employer and income verification for every member of their household who needs coverage (W2, paystub, etc.)
• Policy numbers for any current health insurance plans

Those interested in attending the event are encouraged to visit
a href=”http://swedishcovenant.org/community/affordablecareact/affordablecareactspanish”>http://swedishcovenant.org/community/affordablecareact/affordablecareactspanish, where they can RSVP and schedule an appointment. Walk in appointments with insurance navigators and Community Care Guides will also be available.

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