Roosevelt Island Senior Association Open House To Explain Medicare Coverage Choices Thursday, November 14, Questions And Answers With Dr. Jack Resnick - Also NY State Health Insurance Marketplace Explained
Roosevelt Island Doctor Jack Resnick reports:
There's a lot of confusion among people on Medicare about the December 7 deadline for enrollment. Attached is an announcement about an open house the Senior Association is holding Thursday, Nov. 14 that should be of interest to your older readers.
According to the notice announcing this meeting:
Which Medicare Insurance Should You Choose?Doctor Resnick adds that a similar information session will be held next month on the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
December 7 is the last day people on Medicare can choose their insurer. To many, the options are confusing.
The Roosevelt Island Senior Association (RISA) will host an open house at the Good Shepherd Chapel Thursday, November 14, 1-5 p.m. to help with the choice. The event will feature:
A Medicare web site allows quick enrollment in the insurance plan of a person’s choice. Volunteers with internet access will help people make their choice and enroll in a plan during this open house session.
- An explanation of the choices
- Presentations by insurance company representatives
- Roosevelt Island community members speaking about their experiences with the different insurance plans
- On-site enrollment
Last October 8 NY State Senator Liz Krueger hosted a community forum on the Affordable Care Act NY State Health Insurance Marketplace. Here's video of the Forum.
It began with an introduction and overview to the NY State Health Insurance Marketplace
followed by a presentation on the role of Navigators assisting in the enrollment process,
small business enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace and
questions and answers.
Capital New York reported today:
The state health department announced today that nearly 50,000 New Yorkers have enrolled in health insurance plans since Oct. 1, when the state's exchange opened in accordance with the Affordable Care Act.Click here for the entire Capital New York article.
That total is roughly equal to the number of people from all 36 states relying on the federal government's troubled website healthcare.gov who have so far been able to enroll, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, and signifies one of the few bright spots the Obama administration can point to in an otherwise troubled rollout.
New York's number is likely to increase significantly, since some 200,000 people have completed an application and have been determined eligible but have not yet picked a plan, according to the health department.
Of the 48,162 newly insured New Yorkers, 23,653, or a little less than half, have been signed up for Medicaid. The rest have enrolled in private health insurance plans offered through the exchange....