FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 16, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Anne Filipic, President of Enroll America, issued the following statement regarding the special enrollment period announced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
“We’re very pleased that the Department of Health and Human Services has announced a special enrollment period for consumers who tried to enroll in coverage before the deadline but encountered an issue with HealthCare.gov or the enrollment hotline. At Enroll America, we’ll be working hard to make sure that consumers who are eligible for this special enrollment period understand that they have until February 22 to complete the process and find a quality, affordable plan that fits their family’s needs. We expect to make 25,000 calls over the next week to consumers we think may be eligible to complete the enrollment process, to answer their questions and connect them to in-person help. Consumers can also schedule appointments to get free expert assistance directly through the Get Covered Connector, which has more than 13,000 appointments available over the next week before February 22.”
About Get Covered America and Enroll America
Get Covered America is a national campaign of Enroll America that is focused on educating consumers about the benefits of health coverage and the new health insurance options available under the Affordable Care Act. With operations in eleven states (AZ, FL, GA, IL, MI, NC, NJ, OH, PA, TN and TX), our grassroots team is powered by passionate staff and volunteers with one motivating goal: to give Americans the information they need to choose an affordable health insurance plan that’s right for them and their families.
Enroll America is the nation’s leading health care enrollment coalition, bringing together community and health organizations, businesses and others to inform consumers about the new health coverage options and how to enroll in them. It is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization focused on one goal: maximizing the number of Americans who enroll in and retain health coverage.