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Learn About the Affordable Care Act in Bolingbrook

Residents can get more info and enroll.

Credit: File photo
Credit: File photo
Submitted by the Will County Board:

Will County Board members from Bolingbrook today invited residents to the Bolingbrook Fountaindale Public Library on February 15 from 10:30 a.m. to noon to learn more about the benefits available to them under the Affordable Care Act and receive information about the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace.

"There is some misinformation out there about the new health insurance law and marketplace, and we have setup this event with the Will County Health Department to provide our residents with reliable resources and knowledgable professionals to assist them," said board member Jackie Traynere (D-Bolingbrook).

The event will provide information about affordable options for those without health insurance as well as those paying too much for insurance. Those that attend will have the opportunity to schedule a private appointment with a professionally trained "navigator" to enroll for coverage.

"The new health care marketplace is full of insurance options that were previously not available to many of our residents," said board member Ken Harris (D-Bolingbrook). "I encourage everyone that has not yet enrolled to attend this important informational event and get covered."

Residents have less than two months to sign up for health insurance coverage through the new marketplace. Open enrollment ends March 31. The Affordable Care Act requires everyone to get insured or face paying a penalty.

"The health of our residents is a priority, and I believe having access to affordable care is a fundamental right for all," said Beth Rice (D-Bolingbrook). "This starts by getting accurate information to make an informed choice, and as elected officials, this is an important responsibility we have to our constituents."

The Bolingbrook Fountaindale Public Library is located at 300 W. Briarcliff Rd.

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