Media Contact: Eunicia Baker, MPA - Senior Public Information Officer
City of North Miami
305-893.6511 Ext. 12160
ebaker@northmiamifl.gov

YOUNG ADULTS ENCOURAGED TO ENROLL IN HEALTHCARE COVERAGE AT THIS SATURDAY’S NATIONAL YOUTH ENROLLMEN

North Miami, FL – 2/13/2014

On Saturday, February 15, 2014, North Miami Mayor Lucie M. Tondreau will be joined by special guests Cool & Dre and Irving Thomas, former Los Angeles Lakers basketball player to kick-off National Youth Enrollment Day this Saturday, February 15th.   Get Covered North Miami is a part of a national day of action to promote insurance options available through the Healthcare Marketplace to young adults.  

Community assistance will be provided to the public to shop for health care options and enroll in an insurance plan at the Joe Celestin Center, 1525 NW 135 ST, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday.  The city of North Miami has joined forces with Young Invincibles and Get Covered America to host this regional education and enrollment event.  Free assistance is provided through the support of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.  Local partners such as Miami Beach Community Health Center and Planned Parenthood will also be assisting.

“We have been focused on promoting the Healthcare Marketplace since it opened on October 1st,” explained Mayor Tondreau.  “As we approach the March 31st deadline, it is crucial to educate and enroll the uninsured in our community. We invite everyone who has not yet signed up to join us on Saturday to learn about your options and enroll.”

In addition to Saturday’s event, ongoing assistance with enrollment is available through March 31st at the following City facilities:

  • North Miami City Hall, 776 NE 125 ST, North Miami, 33161
    Every Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
     
  • North Miami Public Library, 835 NE 132 ST, North Miami, 33161
    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-8 p.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Those that plan to attend the Get Covered North Miami event on Saturday, are encouraged to visit nationalyouthenrollmentday.org to RSVP.

National Youth Enrollment Day is a day of action featuring dozens of national, state, and local organizations hosting events to get young people educated about new discounted coverage options and enrolled in health insurance before the March 31st deadline to get covered.  The Day is a culmination of a week of action, and also kicks off the final 6 weeks of the open enrollment period.

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