from the inbox last week:
Family Planning Council is honored to be recognized as a Champion for Coverage by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). As a Champion, Family Planning Council has volunteered to help uninsured Americans learn more about the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Along with other Champions for Coverage, Family Planning Council will distribute publicly available Marketplace materials – both digital and in print – to help residents in southeastern Pennsylvania understand their new choices through the Marketplace.
“As an organization currently serving a large number of uninsured people, we look forward to helping these consumers learn about their coverage options through the Marketplace,” said Melissa Weiler Gerber, Executive Director at Family Planning Council. “Our goal is to see that every individual and family gets the health coverage they need, and being informed is the first step.”
“Champion organizations, like Family Planning Council, are already serving people and are a trusted source of information in communities across the country” said Julie Bataille, Director of Communications at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. “These organizations are natural places for people to learn about the Marketplace, and we want to make sure that they have access to the tools and information to respond to people who want to sign up and enroll for coverage on October 1.”
Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace begins October 1 for coverage starting as early as January 1, 2014. Visit HealthCare.gov to learn more and to sign up for an account.
To become a Champion for Coverage and to learn more about what being a Champion for Coverage means, visit: http://marketplace.cms.gov/help-us/champion-apply.html.