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Delaware Health and Social Services

DHSS Press Release

Date: October 26, 2015
DHSS-10-2015

Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Cell 302-357-7498
Email: jill.fredel@state.de.us


MEDIA ADVISORY


WHAT: During a kickoff event for the third year of Delaware's Health Insurance Marketplace, Department of Health and Social Services Secretary Rita Landgraf will be joined by the Department of Insurance's Paul Reynolds in talking about the opportunities for uninsured and underinsured Delawareans to buy private health insurance. The press conference, which also will feature new or potential enrollees on Delaware's Health Insurance Marketplace, will be held in one of the state's targeted ZIP codes (19804). The three-month open enrollment, through HealthCare.gov, begins Nov. 1 and runs through Jan. 31, 2016. Individuals who don't enroll by Jan. 31 may face a $695 penalty per adult ($347.50 for each child younger than 18) or 2.5 percent of their annual household income, whichever is higher. Navigators, assisters and insurance agents and brokers are all authorized to assist with enrollments at no cost. For more information on Delaware's marketplace, go to www.ChooseHealthDE.com.
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29
WHERE: Absalom Jones Community Center, 310 Kiamensi Road, Wilmington, DE 19804
WHO: Secretary Rita Landgraf, Department of Health and Social Services
Paul Reynolds, Department of Insurance
Thomas P. Gordon, New Castle County Executive
Enrollee/potential enrollee on Delaware's Health Insurance Marketplace
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DETAILS: For more on Delaware's Health Insurance Marketplace, go to www.ChooseHealthDE.com. To compare plans now and to enroll starting Nov. 1, go to HealthCare.gov. For background information on Delaware's efforts, go to the Delaware Health Care Commission website at dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dhcc/. Much of the background information is under "Delaware Health Care Commission Meeting Presentations."


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.

Last Updated: Tuesday October 27 2015
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