Mon. Sep 26th, 2022

LAST CHANCE: JANUARY 31 DEADLINE FOR COVERED CALIFORNIA



Nine of 10 of Uninsured May Qualify for Financial Assistance and Avoid Paying $650 tax

AltaMed Enrollment Center Offers Bilingual Assistance in Santa Ana

SANTA ANA, CA – The deadline for signing up for health insurance under Covered California is fast approaching, with Sunday, January 31 as the last day to sign up and avoid paying the federal tax.

It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of southern Californians remain uninsured and of those, nine out of 10 may qualify for state and federal financial assistance to help cover the cost of their health care coverage. Those uninsured will face a tax penalty of $695 this year.

To help consumers understand their plan options – such as Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum – offered by various health plans, AltaMed Health Services, the largest Covered California enroller in the state, will provide free enrollment assistance this week in Santa Ana to help individuals meet the Covered California January 31 deadline.
AltaMed’s Health Insurance Resource Center will be open all week to help assist those looking to sign up for health care coverage.

In addition, AltaMed will hold special open enrollment events on Saturday, January 30, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, January 31, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the AltaMed Health Insurance Resource Center, 2720 Bristol St., Santa Ana, CA 92704. Bilingual Certified enrollment experts are available to discuss how Obamacare tax penalties will affect 2015 tax filings. The public can call 888-363-1293 to get more information.

AltaMed Health Services has provided quality care to the underserved communities of Southern California for more than 45 years with more than 46 locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties. In addition to primary care, AltaMed offers dental care, HIV treatment and prevention, health education classes, pharmacy services, programs for at-risk youth, and substance abuse treatment.

To learn more about AltaMed, visit www.AltaMed.org or call 888-363-1293.

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About AltaMed Health Services

AltaMed is Southern California’s leading nonprofit health care system delivering integrated primary care services, senior care programs, and health and human services for the entire family. AltaMed’s team of multicultural and bilingual physicians and health care professionals deliver superior quality care through an integrated delivery system of 46 sites and an affiliated Independent Practice Association (IPA) of contracted physicians in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

CONTACT: 

Yurby Solis Jay Geer
AltaMed Health Services Miller Geer & Associates
323-720-5692 562-493-6023 / 562-883-0375 cell
YMSolis@la.AltaMed.org Jay@millergeer.com

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Art Pedroza started Orange County's first political blog, the Orange Juice, back in 2003. He now publishes the top civic blog in Orange County - New Santa Ana, plus other blogs including New Anaheim, New Fullerton and the Irvine News Blog, as well as the OC Politics Blog.

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