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DHSS Press Release

Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498

Date: March 26, 2014


WHAT: Gov. Jack Markell will join Department of Health and Social Services Secretary Rita Landgraf in talking about the opportunities for uninsured and underinsured Delawareans to get private health insurance during the final weekend of open enrollment on Delaware's health insurance marketplace. The press conference also will feature remarks from Westside Family Healthcare President/CEO, Lolita Lopez, and new enrollees on Delaware's health insurance marketplace. The six-month open enrollment, through, ends on Monday, March 31. Individuals who don't enroll by the deadline may face a $95 penalty or 1 percent of their annual household income, whichever is higher. Marketplace guides and other marketplace guide organizations also will be in attendance. For more information on Delaware's marketplace, go to
WHEN: 3:15 p.m. Friday, March 28
WHERE: Westside Family Healthcare, 908-B E. 16th Street, Wilmington
WHO: Gov. Jack Markell
Secretary Rita Landgraf, Department of Health and Social Services
Lolita Lopez, President/CEO, Westside Family Healthcare
Enrollees on Delaware's health insurance marketplace
DETAILS: For more on Delaware's health insurance marketplace, go to To enroll, go to For background information on Delaware's efforts, go to the Delaware Health Care Commission website. Much of the background information is under "Presentations". A listing of statewide enrollment opportunities from Friday through Monday is attached


For the latest information, go to

Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.