Friday, September 20, 2013

Sen. Farley will host tele-town halls to help Arizonans navigate the new health insurance marketplace

Sen. Farley
STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – On October 1, the new health insurance marketplace will open for business. If you are currently buying your health insurance on the open market, or would like to get insured but have been unable to find an affordable plan due to your self-employed status or your employer not offering benefits, the marketplace will help you find a good plan at reasonable cost and will likely save you real money as it increases your peace of mind.

To help answer your questions about the new health insurance marketplace, State Senator Steve Farley is convening two tele-town halls next week and will be joined by Herb Schultz, the Region IX Director for the Federal Department of Health and Human Services and a representative from the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS). Together, they will tell you all you need to know about how the marketplace works and how you can put it to work for you.

If you are on Medicare, or receive benefits from your employer, you won't see much difference in the next year. If you own a small business, are self employed, currently receive care from HealthCare Group or your employer does not provide benefits, this virtual town hall is for you.

Please tell your friends and family, especially those who are self-employed and/or have pre-existing conditions. For them, this call could literally be life-changing.

Senator Farley will convene two separate calls:

Tuesday, September 24, at 2:00 p.m.
and
Wednesday, September 25, at 7:00 p.m.

To take part, dial 559-726-1200, then punch in your access code: 448012 followed by the # sign.

The calls should last about an hour each and Senator Farley, Director Schultz and the AHCCCS representative will field as many of your questions as time allows.

For a preview of the health insurance marketplace and to get more info in advance of the call, visit healthcare.gov at any time.