ACA enrollment assistance available at Monroe County libraries

Monroe County residents can visit their local libraries in order to obtain assistance with enrolling in the Affordable Care Act.

The open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act/New York State Health Exchange began Nov. 1 and continues through Jan. 31, 2019. Throughout this period, Certified Health Insurance Navigators will be at libraries throughout Rochester and Monroe County to assist patrons, according to information from Mayor Lovely Warren’s office.

Residents must enroll by Dec. 15 to ensure coverage by Jan. 1, 2019. Individuals who are currently enrolled in a 2018 New York state Healthcare Marketplace Plan may renew their plan or choose a new Marketplace health plan during open enrollment.

To qualify for coverage, people must be under the age of 65 and not on Medicare. At the time of enrollment, the following items will be required: identification, immigration documents (if applicable), proof of income (four weeks of recent pay stubs, last year’s tax return or an income award letter), and the Social Security Numbers and birth dates for all family members who will be enrolled.

Spanish-speaking navigators will be available at the Lincoln Library and the Central Library in Rochester on certain dates. For a schedule, visit www.cityofrochester.gov/aca.

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