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Washington Healthplanfinder Mobile Enrollment Tour Visits Tacoma

October 29, 2013

Enrollment Event Allows Washingtonians to Ask Questions about New Health Plans and Sign Up for Coverage

WHO:

Bethany Frey, Senior Communications Specialist, Washington Health Benefit Exchange

Kayla Scrivner, Community Liaison Specialist, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

In-Person Assisters as well as people who have had recent enrollment experiences will be available to the media.

WHAT:

Staff will be available to answer questions at the Mobile Enrollment Tour stop. A specially-outfitted trailer, complete with laptops connected to Washington Healthplanfinder, is traveling around Washington. At each stop, local In-Person Assisters will help people without health insurance understand the new health plans and financial help that are now available.

Trained enollment experts from local lead organization Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department and their community partners will be available at the stop in Tacoma to answer questions and help people sign up for health coverage.

WHEN:

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013

Media availability, noon - 1 p.m.

Enrollment event, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

WHERE:

Tacoma Mall

Eastern parking lot (facing Sears and JCPenney)

Tacoma

WHY:

Washington Healthplanfinder, located at www.wahealthplanfinder.org, is a new customer-friendly online marketplace where individuals, families and small businesses can make side-by-side comparisons of new health insurance plans and choose the plan that best fits their needs and budget. Individuals making up to $46,000 and families of four making up to $94,000 a year are eligible for financial help to lower the costs of their coverage. Free and low-cost plans are available.

CONTACTS:

Bethany Frey, Senior Communications Specialist, Washington Health Benefit Exchange, 360-688-7752, Bethany.Frey@wahbexchange.org

Edie Jeffers, Communications Manager, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department,Office: 253-798-2853, Cell: 253-405-6822, ejeffers@tpchd.org

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