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Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Cell 302-357-7498
Date: January 21, 2016
|WHAT:||As part of the closing week of open enrollment on Delaware's Health Insurance Marketplace, Sen. Chris Coons will join Department of Health and Social Services Secretary Rita Landgraf, Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart, Westside Family Healthcare President and CEO Lolita Lopez and two enrollees from Delaware at a Dover press conference. Through Jan. 16, 26,334 Delawareans have signed up for health insurance through the Marketplace. Open enrollment, through HealthCare.gov, ends Jan. 31. 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 ChooseHealthDE.com.|
|WHEN:||1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25|
|WHERE||Westside Family Healthcare, 1020 Forrest Ave., Dover.|
U.S. Sen. Chris Coons
Secretary Rita Landgraf, Department of Health and Social Services
Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart
Westside Family Healthcare President and CEO Lolita Lopez
Two enrollees on Delaware's Marketplace
|DETAILS:||For more information on Delaware's Health Insurance Marketplace, go to ChooseHealthDE.com. To compare plans now and to enroll by Jan. 31, 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."|
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