Wednesday, Oct 27, 2021
LAWRENCE –The Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. is available to help residents sign up for health and dental insurance starting Nov. 1.
Open enrollment for plans offered through the Massachusetts Health Connector runs from Nov. 1, 2021 through Jan. 23, 2022. This is the time of year when anyone without health insurance can sign up for coverage, and when existing Health Connector members can shop for the plan that best fits their needs.
“We encourage anyone who needs health insurance to reach out for assistance,’’ said Evelyn Friedman, GLCAC’s executive director. “Now is not the time to be without health coverage. Our knowledgeable Navigators can help residents and small business owners find a quality, affordable plan.’’
GLCAC ‘s Navigator program will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday during the open enrollment period. Staff will be working primarily with clients on the phone and email.
The Navigator program can be reached at 978-620-4784 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GLCAC is one of 19 Navigator organizations selected by the Massachusetts Health Connector to provide insurance enrollment assistance to residents.
“For Lawrence-area residents, help in applying and enrolling is readily available,’’ said Louis Gutierrez, the executive director of the Massachusetts Health Connector. The Navigators at GLCAC are knowledgeable, experienced, and eager to help everyone get the health coverage they deserve.”
By working with a GLCAC Navigator, Health Connector members and applicants can tap into a broad range of help, including assistance completing an application, guidance on plan selection, providing documentation as necessary, and help throughout the year when members have questions about their coverage or Health Connector account. These services help people get into coverage and help make sure they stay covered.
GLCAC is a multi-faceted social services agency that assists nearly 33,000 individuals each year through a range of programs including early childhood education, fuel assistance, WIC nutrition assistance, immigration services, lead poisoning prevention, child abuse prevention, English-language lessons, and consumer protection.