Maternal & Family Health Services Provides Affordable Care Act Enrollment Assistance

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Maternal & Family Health Services, Inc. announced Affordable Care Act enrollment services will be available to residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania during the open enrollment period. Appointments are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling 1-800-367-6347 (ext. 244).

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As part of the Affordable Care Act, trained enrollment counselors serve as guides to help people gain access to high quality, affordable health coverage through the health insurance marketplace.

Maternal & Family Health Services, Inc. (MFHS) announced Affordable Care Act enrollment services will be available to local residents throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania during the open enrollment period. Appointments are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling 1-800-367-6347 (ext. 244).

As part of the Affordable Care Act, trained enrollment counselors serve as guides to help people gain access to high quality, affordable health coverage through the health insurance marketplace. Many people who did not qualify for financial assistance earlier may now qualify through the Healthy PA expansion launched on November 15th. The open enrollment period for signing up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act ends Feb. 15th.

MFHS enrollment assistants will be at their offices in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton, Hawley and Pottsville. Special enrollment days have also been scheduled with community partners such as Volunteers in Medicine and Planned Parenthood.

Attendees should bring their Social Security numbers or document information for immigrants with satisfactory status; driver’s license or other photo ID; employer and income information for everyone in the family; and federal tax information. Attendees may determine their eligibility for tax credits and sign up for an insurance plan that day.

For more information on ACA enrollment and to see the full list of enrollment dates and locations, please visit http://www.mfhs.org or call 1-800-367-6347 (ext. 244).

Maternal and Family Health Services is a non-profit health and human service organization working to improve the health of Pennsylvania women and children by offering programs the prevent disease, promote wellness, and empower individuals to make healthy lifestyle choices. The agency oversees a network of health and nutrition centers in 16 Pennsylvania counties serving over 115,000 individuals each year through the following core programs: WIC Nutrition Program, Family Planning Program, Healthy Woman Cancer Screening Program, Nurse-Family Partnership, and the Healthy Beginnings Plus Prenatal Program. For more information call 1-800-367-6347, or visit http://www.mfhs.org or http://www.safeteens.org.

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