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Affordable Care Act enrollment event slated

Individuals seeking information on the Affordable Care Act Marketplace or accessing health insurance coverage can find help Feb. 5. Minot State University’s North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities, the North Dakota Disabilities Advocacy Consortium and the North Dakota Economic Security & Prosperity Alliance are organizing a free, public enrollment event at Bismarck’s First Presbyterian Church, 214 East Thayer Avenue, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., ACA Enrollment Flier 2015.pdf .

Enrollment navigators will be on site to assist attendees enroll through the federal Marketplace, The Marketplace is the “go to” place to shop for health insurance coverage.

Anyone interested in applying for health coverage should bring photo identification, income verification and documents showing the citizenship or immigration status of each person applying.

Marketplace open enrollment for 2015 ends Feb. 15; and if individuals enroll by this date, their coverage can begin as soon as March 1. If people do not enroll in coverage during 2015, they may have to pay penalties.

Some individuals may still think they cannot afford health insurance. Navigators can assist them in shopping the Marketplace to see what their options are and if they qualify for lower costs based on their household size and income or if family members might qualify for other insurance programs for children or families with limited income.

For more information, contact Neil Scharpe, Navigator project director, at 858-3596, 1-800-233-1737 or

Special note: Please use the door on the south side of the First Presbyterian Church off Thayer Avenue. Limited parking is available in the west parking lot. Please do not park in the east lot on Third Street. Public parking is also available on the surrounding streets and in the parking garage on Third Street (between Broadway and Main Street).





Published: 01/29/15

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