‘Cover Long Beach’ Health Insurance Enrollment Events Saturday
2013-11-13 · By Editor
Health insurance enrollment will be offered at six locations throughout the City Of Long Beach on Saturday, November 16, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Cover Long Beach is a citywide education, outreach, and health insurance enrollment campaign sponsored by the City of Long Beach and more than 25 community partners.
“Long Beach becomes a healthier city with each new person who signs up at Cover Long Beach on November 16,” Mayor Bob Foster said. “This is a great opportunity for people to ask their questions about the new health mandates and make a more informed decision on their own health insurance.”
No appointment is required but interested individuals must bring the following documents in order to complete a health insurance application:
- Birth certificate, U.S. passport or resident alien card (green card)
- Proof of income such as recent paychecks and 2012 tax forms
- Proof of Los Angeles County residency such as driver’s license, utility or phone bills, or rental agreement
- Social Security cards for everyone in the family applying for health insurance.
All information will be provided in English and Spanish, with additional languages as noted. Interested individuals may get information and enroll in health insurance at the following locations:
- Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, 2525 Grand Ave. Khmer, Tagalog (Free flu shots will also be offered at this site only from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm)
- The Children’s Clinic Hamilton Family Resource Center, 1060 East 70th St.
- Long Beach Community Action Partnership, 3012 Long Beach Blvd.
- Long Beach First Friends Church, 850 Atlantic Ave. Khmer, Chamorro, Samoan, Tagalog.
- St. Mary Medical Center/Dignity Health, 1050 Linden Ave.
- Westside Baptist Church, 2280 Caspian Ave.
Cover Long Beach is a community collaborative effort with organizations working together to increase access to care and promote health and wellness to Long Beach residents.
“I am proud of the many community organizations who are working very hard to get the word out about Covered California. This city-wide effort advances our public health goal of nurturing healthy people and healthy communities,” said Kelly Colopy, Director of the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) expands the number of individuals and families who qualify for Medi-Cal and through Covered California, many more individuals are eligible for tax subsidies to help purchase health insurance.
For more information and a list of participating agencies please visit www.longbeach.gov/health or call 562.570.7979.