Just a quick note to let you know that due to a larger than expected number of registrations, the location for tomorrow’s Capital District/Northern NY outreach and enrollment summit has been changed. The new location will be:
155 Washington Avenue, between Dove and Lark, Albany, NY
(There is only street parking at this location)
All other details remain the same. The event will still be taking place this Friday, September 20th from 10 am to 1 pm. Anybody who has already registered for the event should have gotten a notice of the location change emailed to them already. If anyone has any questions about the event or the new location, please contact the event coordinators at Sara.Couch@1199funds.org or
Anybody who signed up for email reminders from the NY State of Health insurance marketplace already knows that as of today the customer service center is officially open! A notice was sent out this morning letting folks now about it and encouraging people and small businesses to call for information. Here is the official NY State of Health customer service hotline:
The call center will be open daily from 8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday and will have trained representatives available to answer questions for anyone wishing to call. This is great timing as the marketplace is set to begin enrollments on October 1st and a lot of folks who are learning about it now have questions. Once the marketplace opens in October, call center hours will be expanded to accommodate people who need to phone in on the weekend.
This is a really exciting development and will be really useful for folks who have questions now or need help preparing for enrollment on October 1st.
We are ecstatic to share with you some great news: HCFANY’s own Lois Uttley (Raising Women’s Voices) has been asked to present the work of HCFANY’s LGBT Task Force at today’s White House Briefing on Obamacare and the LGBT Community.
Along with Lois, the event will include remarks by Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, as well as a presentation of new research on how LGBT communities perceive and access health care, and suggested messaging strategies for reaching key sub-communities.
Tune in now at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/live
Registration for the statewide regional enrollment summits for the NY State of Health insurance marketplace is now open! This is a joint effort between the NY State of Health team and various community groups (including HCFANY) to get information out on the new insurance marketplace that will be opening on October 1, to hear about best practices for enrollment, and to plan outreach on a regional level.
These events are free to attend and registration will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. Health advocacy groups, navigators, community groups, hospitals and health care institutions, unions, brokers, health plans and small business representatives are encouraged to register to attend the summit in your local area. We hope to see you there!
*PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A NEW LOCATION FOR THE SEPTEMBER 20TH EVENT IN ALBANY – 1199 SEIU, 155 WASHINGTON AVE (BETWEEN LARK AND DOVE), ALBANY, NY