Mazzochi Hosting Health Insurance & Wellness Fair to Encourage Participation in the Open Enrollment Period

WESTMONT—State
Representative Deanne Mazzochi (R-Elmhurst) is hosting an upcoming Health
Insurance and Wellness Fair for her district residents. The event is FREE and
will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 9:00am to noon at The Taipei
Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) of Westmont.

“I am committed to helping expand health insurance coverage
to all my constituents.  Every Illinoisan
deserves to have access to all the options the state and private insurers make available,”
said Rep. Mazzochi. “The Health Insurance and Wellness Fair purposely coincides
with the open enrollment period to make sure as many needy residents can sign
up as possible. Experts will be on hand to help residents easily navigate the
insurance enrollment process as well as provide great resources to keep you
healthy leading into our winter months.”

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) of Westmont is located at 55 E 63rd Street, Westmont, Il 60559.

Representatives from the Illinois Department of Insurance,
Get Covered Illinois, and other agencies will be available to discuss health
insurance options, including Medicaid and private plans. The open enrollment
period is from November 1 to December 15 and representatives will be helping residents
determine eligibility. Additionally, local hospitals and healthcare
organizations will be offering helpful guides, free brochures and information
on the services they offer.

According to healthcare.gov, outside the Open Enrollment
Period, residents generally can enroll in a health insurance plan only if they
qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. However, eligibility may change if
certain life events like getting married, having a baby, or losing other health
coverage occur.

Residents are encouraged to mark their calendars now for
this informative event. Should you
have any questions about the Health Insurance and Wellness Fair, please contact
Rep. Mazzochi’s district office at (630) 852-8633.

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