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Alder Scott J. Resnick

Alder Scott J. Resnick

Home Address:
661 Mendota Ct # 1404
Madison , WI 53703

Phone: 608-807-7962
district8@cityofmadison.com
Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Still Uninsured? Local Resources Help Madison Residents Get Covered

January 23, 2015 1:09 PM

Below is a message from my colleuge, Alder Lauren Cnare, on the importance of health insurance. We hope to spead the word throughout the entire City. For students looking for health care, please check out SHIP. The deadline for Spring/Summer enrollments is February 14, 2015.

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Health is an on-going interest for the City with efforts to keep the environment clean, support active lifestyles with access to nutritious food, and promote good personal health. One support for improving or maintaining health is having health insurance.

Public Health Madison Dane County supports efforts to connect residents to health insurance by spreading the word about opportunities to get coverage when insurance through work isn't an option. Self-employed, part-time workers, early retirees, and entrepreneurs now have affordable options to buy their own insurance through the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplace.

The Affordable Care Act requires that everyone, with a few exceptions, have health insurance and be able to prove it when filing taxes. For those who went "uncovered" last year, there may be a penalty that affects tax refunds.
People can browse for local plans and enroll on their own using the Health Insurance Marketplace Website www.healthcare.gov. For people with complex health or household situations, unfamiliar with health insurance or without easy access to computers, there are licensed and trained assisters available to provide free in-person help, from answering questions to completing the enrollment process.

Many consumers buying insurance on the Marketplace are eligible for some form of financial assistance to reduce premium costs or out-of-pocket costs, depending on income up to 400% of the federal poverty level. Assistance ranges from federal tax credits to the HealthConnect program that helps with premium payments for households legally residing in Dane County with gross household incomes between 100% and 150% of the federal poverty level ($11,670 to $17,500 for one person, $23,850 to $35,775 for a family of four.)

For constituents still looking for health insurance before the open enrollment period deadline on February 15, they can get free help applying at any of the area events below or at the Dane County Job Center (1819 Aberg Ave.) Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm, or dial United Way's 2-1-1 helpline for referrals.


Monday, January 26
10 am - 1 pm
Goodman S. Park Public Library
Green Room and Aqua Room
2222 S. Park St., Madison

Friday, January 30
3 pm - 7 pm
Centro Hispano of Dane County
810 W. Badger Rd., Madison
Presentation and enrollment assistance in Spanish and English

Madison Super Saturday January 31
9 am to 6 pm
United Way Building
2059 Atwood Ave.
Licensed navigators, insurance agents and brokers, and HealthConnect representatives will assist people with opening Marketplace accounts, reviewing and enrolling in a health insurance plan, and learning about financial assistance to make the coverage affordable.
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Wednesday, February 4
Noon - 6 pm
Richard Dilley Tax Center (Atrium)
Villager Mall
S. Park St., Madison
Tax preparation & insurance enrollment

Thursday, February 5
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Lakeview Public Library
2845 N. Sherman Ave., Madison

Saturday, February 7
9 am - 3 pm
Richard Dilley Tax Center (Atrium)
Villager Mall
S. Park St., Madison
Tax preparation & insurance enrollment

Monday, February 9
10 am - 1 pm
Goodman S. Park Public Library
Green Room and Aqua Room
2222 S Park St., Madison
and
Noon - 6 pm
Richard Dilley Tax Center (Atrium)
Villager Mall
S. Park St., Madison
Tax preparation & insurance enrollment

Consumers can walk-in for assistance or make appointments by call Covering Kids & Families at 608-261-1455.





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