Health Care Reform
With less than a month to enroll in a health plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network are partnering with the Detroit Regional Chamber’s MI Health Answers program to host Be Covered, Be Confident.” This free health expo will be held March 15 at the Christian Tabernacle Church, 26555 Franklin Road in Southfield, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 15 is the last day for individuals to enroll in coverage with an April 1 effective date. People enrolling after March 15 will have to wait until May 1 for coverage.
This education and enrollment event is focused on individuals who don’t qualify for Medicaid or Medicare, and small business employers, and will give both the opportunity to learn about health care reform and insurance coverage options from experts on the topic. The expo is open to the public, and will offer kids activities, refreshments, giveaways and personal wellness checks for all attendees.
In order to personalize service and provide each attendee with the most relevant information possible, participants interested in learning more about or enrolling in health plans will be helped based on their unique financial and health needs. Here’s how:
Small business owners and decision-makers will have a variety of resources to help them weigh health benefit options and make an informed decision for their employees and business. Though the employer mandate has been delayed for both large and mid-sized businesses, the health insurance landscape has changed dramatically.
To help business decision-makers become more prepared to make health benefits choices, Be Covered Be Confident subject matter experts will provide:
For more information on the event, visit becovered.eventbrite.com. For directions, visit the church’s website http://christiantabernacle.homestead.com/DIRECTIONS.html. For more information on ACA individual plan options, visit bcbsm.com/myblue. For general or business-specific information about the ACA, visit mihealthanswers.com.
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