From Barber Shops to Columbus Pride, Outreach Blitz to Cover Ohio

June 20, 2014

From Barber Shops to Columbus Pride, Outreach Blitz to Cover Ohio

Statewide “Weekend of Action” events kick off small business program in Ohio.

 

COLUMBUS, OH – On the One Year Anniversary of the Get Covered America campaign in Ohio, Get Covered America is launching a new program to educate uninsured Ohioans on their new health options by partnering with local small businesses, as part of a statewide “Weekend of Action.”

This weekend, Get Covered America will partner with local small businesses across Ohio to hold tabling events to educate and train customers and employees. Local business will also host drop boxes so customers can give their contact information to organizers to personally follow up with them with enrollment information. In Cincinnati, staff and volunteers will be reaching out to small businesses in Woodlawn with information on the Affordable Care Act, and in Cleveland, staff and volunteers will be reaching out to small businesses in Shaker Square, Lee Harvard, Edgewater. In addition, Get Covered America staff and volunteers will be holding tabling events at Columbus Pride and the Juneteenth celebration in Columbus to reach out to Ohioans about their new health care options.

“Small businesses are not only the backbone of our economy, but are also trusted voices in the community,” said Trey Daly, Get Covered America Ohio State Director. “That’s why now and in the coming months, we will partner with local small businesses to educate the uninsured on topics like Medicaid, Special Enrollment Periods, financial help, and in-person assistance. By working with small business owners, Get Covered America will continue to play a key role in connecting Ohioans with the information they need to understand their health care options and get covered.”

Over the last year, the Get Covered America campaign in Ohio reached out directly to more than 84,000 consumers; engaged more than 2,600 volunteers and more than 200 partner organizations; and held over 2,000 events to reach out to consumers. Even though open enrollment for private coverage ended on March 31st, Get Covered America isn’t slowing down on our outreach – making sure consumers know Medicaid and CHIP enrollment is year-round and they may be eligible for a special enrollment period if they’ve had a qualifying life event. 

To get information about health coverage options or help with enrollment Ohioans can call our offices in Cleveland (216-314-2392), Cincinnati (513-667-2304), and Columbus (614-636-0385) or visit our website https://www.getcoveredamerica.org/.

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Get Covered America is a national campaign of Enroll America that is focused on educating consumers about the benefits of health coverage and the new health insurance options available under the Affordable Care Act. With operations in eleven states (AZ, FL, GA, IL, MI, NC, NJ, OH, PA, TN and TX), our grassroots team is powered by passionate staff and volunteers with one motivating goal: to give Americans the information they need to choose an affordable health insurance plan that’s right for them and their families.

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