These events are designed to facilitate efforts to continue to educate the public about the new health care law (including the essential health benefits that must be offered by insurers), what the law means for them, what documentation will be needed during the eligibility determination and enrollment process as well as the assistance available to help you navigate the entire process.
The first session will be held on Saturday, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Cleveland Public Library.
Mary Headrick, M.D., a health care reform advocate who has worked untiringly for three decades toward the implementation of affordable healthcare, will be the presenter for this event.
Dr. Headrick is a practicing physician and has served on the state and national committees of the American College of Physicians and local and state boards with the League of Women Voters.
When Tenn-Care was brought to fruition, Headrick created the first notebook to help insurers and providers implement the program.
The following week on Thursday, Dec. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m., another session will be held at Cleveland State Community College. Certified market place navigator Quetta Pipkin will be available to assist with enrollment.
Pipkin is a Memphis native and a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where she received her undergraduate degree in exercise science and her masters in health and human performance.
If you desire to enroll, you will need to bring verifying info of your identity (social security card) and proof of income (one of following: pay stub, W-2, previously filed income tax document).