Eskenazi Health Hosts Health Insurance Enrollment Event

Enroll Indianapolis Day at Eskenazi Health offers chance to sign up for health care plans

Indianapolis, Nov. 1, 2017 – Now that open enrollment for 2018 health insurance is under way, the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital and Eskenazi Health campus will host a special opportunity for Central Indiana residents to learn about and apply for various health coverage opportunities on Saturday, Nov. 18.

The event comes during the midst of marketplace open enrollment, which is Nov. 1 to Dec. 15. Outside of the open enrollment period, generally enrolling in a health coverage plan can only be done if a person qualifies for a special enrollment period such as a certain life event (marriage, a birth of a child or change in health insurance coverage).

Enroll Indianapolis Day at Eskenazi Health will allow the public to learn about options offered through the Affordable Care Act, Healthy Indiana Plan – HIP 2.0 and to sign up on-site for one of the marketplace insurance plans. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital, 720 Eskenazi Ave. Free parking will be available in the Eskenazi Health Parking Garage.

“This event offers a wonderful opportunity for our navigators to assist hundreds of people all in one day and at one location during open enrollment,” said Dr. Lisa Harris, chief executive officer at Eskenazi Health. “There are many options when it comes to health coverage and it can be very confusing. We hope this event will help connect people to the best options available for themselves and their families.”

Eskenazi Health has a dedicated staff of more than 60 navigators to assist with health insurance enrollment, and a toll-free phone number – 1.855.202.1053 – is available to connect with staff who can answer questions and provide assistance in using the online marketplace. Everyone in attendance will receive a free health insurance information kit from Eskenazi Health.

The health insurance marketplace is designed to provide access to health coverage plans being made available. More information about the marketplace is available at www.healthcare.gov/. In addition, information about Enroll Indianapolis Day at Eskenazi Health is available at www.eskenazihealth.edu and by calling 1.855.202.1053.

 

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For nearly 160 years, Eskenazi Health has provided high-quality, cost-effective, patient-centered health care to the residents of Marion County and Central Indiana. Accredited by The Joint Commission, nationally recognized programs include a Level I trauma center, regional burn center, comprehensive senior care program, women’s and children’s services, teen and adolescent care programs, Eskenazi Health Midtown Community Mental Health, and a network of primary care sites located throughout the neighborhoods of Indianapolis known as Eskenazi Health Center. In partnership with the Regenstrief Institute, Eskenazi Health conducts groundbreaking work that informs health information technology around the globe. Eskenazi Health also serves as the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services. As the public hospital division of the Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County (HHC), Eskenazi Health partners with the Indiana University School of Medicine whose physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services. In December 2013, Eskenazi Health moved to its new main campus and opened the brand new Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital. The new modern and efficient facility is Central Indiana’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold health care campus and offers unique features like a one-of-a-kind sky farm and extensive art collection. The Eskenazi Health Foundation was the recipient of $40 million gift from Indianapolis couple Sidney and Lois Eskenazi to assist with building the brand new hospital facilities. HHC recognized this generous gift by naming the new hospital and health system in the Eskenazis’ honor.

CONTACT: Tom Surber
Phone: 317.880.4793
Cell: 317.402.9327
Pager: 317.310.5972
Email: thomas.surber@eskenazihealth.edu