Mayor Urges Health Care Enrollment Ahead of March 31 Deadline

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Mayor Urges Health Care Enrollment Ahead of March 31 Deadline

Posted: 03/11/2014
March 11, 2014 - Mayor Madeline Rogero today urged Knoxvillians lacking health insurance to learn about their options, as the March 31 deadline nears for enrollment under the Affordable Care Act.

Click here to find information on the Affordable Care Act or visit healthcare.gov, the federal government website, or call 1-800-318-2596.

In partnership with the nonprofit group Get Covered America, Mayor Rogero hosted an interfaith breakfast Tuesday morning for local ministers to encourage them to provide enrollment information and assistance to members of their congregations.

"For the first time, those who have been shut out of the health insurance system in the past have a new way of accessing quality, affordable options," Mayor Rogero said to more than 50 representatives of area churches. "Faith leaders like you share a vision of a moral responsibility to care for our nation's sick, our nation's children, and the overall health of our community."

The mayor also spoke Tuesday morning to a group of volunteer canvassers, who have been going door to door throughout Knoxville neighborhoods since October to raise awareness about the new health insurance marketplace set up under the ACA.

The City of Knoxville is sponsoring an enrollment event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, at Pellissippi State Technical Community College's Magnolia Campus, 1610 E. Magnolia Ave. Trained enrollers will be on hand to provide free assistance to people who want to apply for health coverage.

For more information or to volunteer to help at the event, contact Elizabeth Wright at ewright@enrollamerica.org or 865-203-4691.

Here's the full schedule of local enrollment events from now until March 31:

DATE TIME LOCATION
Wednesday, March 12 3-7 p.m. Roane State Community College, West Broadway, Lenoir City
Every Saturday and Sunday through March 29 1-5 p.m. Blount County Library, North Cusick St., Maryville
Saturday, March 15 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1807 Dandridge Ave. 
Wednesday, March 19 3-7 p.m. South Knox Community Center, 522 Maryville Pike  
Saturday, March 22 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Pellissippi State Technical Community College's Magnolia Campus, 1610 E. Magnolia Ave.
Saturday, March 29 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1807 Dandridge Ave.
Monday, March 31 3-8 p.m. Cherokee Health Systems, 2018 Western Ave.

Anyone wishing to enroll will need these documents:

Social Security numbers (or document numbers for legal immigrants) Employer and income information for every household member to be covered (numbers from pay stubs or W-2 forms - Wage and Tax Statements, modified adjusted gross income) Policy numbers for any current health insurance plans covering household members A completed Employer Coverage Tool for every job-based plan for which a member of the household is eligible (www.healthcare.gov/downloads/ECT_Application_508_130615.pdf)