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Navigating health insurance options free sessions
Free information sessions will be held October 23 October 25, 2013

by Staff Reports

October 14, 2013

Fulton County Cooperative Extension will offer Affordable Care Act information sessions to assist residents, small businesses and their employees through the new Healthcare Marketplace. Interested parties are encouraged to register for a free information session that will be led by a University of Georgia (UGA) health navigator assigned to Fulton County to assist with helping individuals and small businesses complete eligibility and enrollment forms during. Residents should call (404) 332-2400 to register for a session.

Health Navigator, housed under UGA Cooperative Extension, are able to help residents decide on the best health insurance to meet their needs and will help them apply—either electronically or by paper—to establish eligibility, enroll in coverage and potentially qualify for an insurance affordability program.

"Cooperative Extension provides unbiased information to help residents learn ways to improve their lives," stated Menia Chester, Director for Fulton county Cooperative Extension. "The Healthcare Marketplace is just one of the many venues in which we can offer our expertise to help residents through the enrollment process."

Information sessions will be held:

October 23rd: 10:00a - 12:00p North Fulton Service Center

Cooperative Extension Education Trailer

(Back, lower parking lot near the community garden)

7741 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs GA 30350

6:00p - 8:00p Johns Creek Environmental Center

8100 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Alpharetta GA 30022

October 24th: 10:00a - 12:00p Healing Community Center

2600 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., SW, Atlanta, GA 30311

6:00p - 8:00p Camp-Fulton Truitt Educational Center

4300 Herschel Rd., College Park GA 30337

October 25th: 10:00a - 12:00p Cooperative Extension Office (in the central library)

1 Margaret Mitchell Square, Suite 109, Atlanta GA 30303

The Health Navigator program is being overseen by faculty in the the college and UGA Extension and supported by eight faculty members in the college's various departments. For more information on the Health Navigator program, including the health insurance marketplaces for individuals and families as well as small business owners, see www.uganavigators.org. For more information about Fulton County Cooperative Extension, call 404-332-2400.