Open Enrollment Resources Now Available

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With 2014 Marketplace open enrollment just days away, The Center for Health Affairs has put together a collection of resources from around the region to provide consumers with the information they need to get covered.

I encourage anyone who does not already have coverage to make an investment in their own health and explore their options during open enrollment.

With 2014 Marketplace open enrollment coming up, The Center for Health Affairs has put together a collection of resources from around the region to provide consumers with the information they need to get covered. Many of The Center’s member hospitals are participating in events or holding events of their own to encourage consumers to get coverage during open enrollment.

“Signing up for health coverage is really important. Not only does it provide you with access to the right type of care in the right setting at the right time, it also gives you peace of mind,” explained Bill Ryan, president and CEO of The Center. “I encourage anyone who does not already have coverage to make an investment in their own health and explore their options during open enrollment.”

There are dozens of opportunities around Northeast Ohio to sign up for coverage or ask questions during open enrollment.

Open Enrollment Launch Event:
The Northeast Ohio Outreach and Enrollment Council hosted Rock Enroll NEO on Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to kick off open enrollment activities in the region. City of Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson will welcome participants who will hear from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, physicians, consumers and health center representatives. Members of the media are welcome.

Web-based Resources:
A variety of online resources are also available to help consumers.

  • United Way 2-1-1: First Call for Help is now providing access to answers about affordable health coverage and can put you in touch with someone who can help you review your insurance options. Someone is available to help 24-hours a day.
  • Are you Covered Ohio?: Visit this Ohio Network for Health Coverage and Enrollment (ONCE) website to enroll or re-enroll in Marketplace coverage during open enrollment.
  • HealthCare.Gov: Use this website to browse plans and to find out if you qualify for financial assistance.

Carmella Rose Events:
The Carmella Rose Foundation will have representatives at the following locations to assist consumers who want to sign up for affordable coverage:

  • University Hospital Bowell Clinic, 11100 Euclid Ave., Thursday, Nov. 13, 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Redeemer Crisis Center, 2970 West 30th Street, Friday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m. - noon
  • John Glenn Smith Health Center, 11100 St. Clair Ave., Tuesday, Nov. 18, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Euclid Shore Center, 291 East 222nd St., Wednesday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m. - noon
  • Stephanie Tubbs Jones, 13944 Euclid Ave., Thursday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m. - noon
  • University Hospital Bowell Clinic, 11100 Euclid Ave., Thursday, Nov. 20, 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • St. Vincent DePaul, 6001 Woodland Ave., Friday, Nov. 21, 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • St. Philip Neri, 799 East 82nd St., Friday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m. - noon
  • Westside Catholic Center, 3135 Lorain Ave., Monday, Nov. 24, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Morning Star, 10250 Shaker Blvd., Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

For more information on 2014 open enrollment, please contact Deanna Moore at 216.255.3614 or via email.

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With a rich history as the Northeast Ohio hospital association, dating back to 1916, The Center for Health Affairs serves as the collective voice of hospitals and the source for Northeast Ohio hospital and healthcare information. As the leading advocate for Northeast Ohio hospitals, The Center aims to enhance the effectiveness of the healthcare community and the health of the communities it serves by providing expertise, resources and solutions to address the challenges faced by the region’s healthcare providers. The Center’s efforts focus on areas that benefit member hospitals from a regional approach, including healthcare workforce; emergency preparedness; public policy and advocacy; finance and reimbursement; and community initiatives. And because of its business affiliation with CHAMPS Healthcare, The Center has the resources to provide a broad level of professional services to its members. The Center, located in downtown Cleveland, is proud to advocate on behalf of 34 acute-care hospitals and two long-term acute-care hospitals in six counties. The Center for Health Affairs is honored to be named as one of The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Top Workplaces in 2014 and to ERC’s Northcoast99 List in 2003, 2004, 2010, 2012 and 2014. For more, visit chanet.org.

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