Bronson Partners with Community Agencies to 'Enroll Kalamazoo' December 19

December 17, 2013

Bronson Healthcare is working with several community agencies to help area residents get healthcare coverage. The collaborative called Enroll Kalamazoo is hosting a free event this Thursday, December 19, from noon to 7 p.m. at three area locations - Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Portage Public Library, and Comstock Community Center.

Certified application counselors and navigators will provide enrollment assistance and answer questions related to the Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance Marketplace, and Medicaid expansion. Health coverage can begin as early as January 1. The event is for people who:

  • Do not have insurance
  • Struggle with the cost of insurance
  • Have questions or want information about insurance options

Attendees who want assistance with enrollment should bring:

  • Social Security Numbers (or document numbers for immigrants)
  • Employer and income information for every member of your household who needs coverage (for example, pay stubs or W-2 forms - Wage and Tax Statements)
  • Policy numbers for any current health insurance plans covering members of your household

More events will be held in January and February. Translation services are available, including on-site Spanish translators. For more information, contact Amy Terry, Bronson's community health coordinator, at 341-6104 or terrya@bronsonhg.org.

Enroll Kalamazoo is a community collaborative committed to improving access to healthcare through the coordination of information and enrollment activities connected to the Affordable Care Act and Insurance Exchange Marketplaces.

Participating Partners include: Bronson Healthcare, Kalamazoo Community Mental Health & Substance Abuse, Kalamazoo Health & Human Services, Senior Services, Family & Children Services, Comstock Community Center, Family Health Center of Kalamazoo, Ministry with Communit, Borgess, 211, United Way of the Battle Creek & Kalamazoo Region, Western Michigan University, CARES, United Way, Sindecuse Health Center, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, and Portage Public Library.