State officials and community organizations are ready to begin the program to provide uninsured Delawareans greater access to affordable healthcare.
Delaware Health and Social Services Secretary Rita Landgraf, and insurance commissioner Karen Welden Stewart were joined Tuesday at a kick-off event for the Delaware Health Insurance Marketplace by representatives of the four organizations who will guide individuals, families, and businesses through the enrollment process beginning Oct. 1.
"This is our collective opportunity to make affordable health insurance and quality health care available to the 90,000 Delawareans who don't have insurance today," Secretary Rita Landgraf said at the kickoff event at the Latin American Community Center in Wilmington. "With the help of the marketplace guides and our marketing campaign, we will spread the word that Delaware's health insurance marketplace will be open for enrollment beginning Oct. 1. For so many individuals and families, this will mean the end to the fear that one accident or one illness could send them into a lifetime of debt."
Delawareans also will receive assistance from federal navigators, who will be hired by Chatman LLC of Upper Marlboro, Md. Chatman LLC was awarded a federal grant. In addition, Delaware's three federally qualified health centers, Henrietta Johnson Medical Center, La Red Health Center and Westside Family Healthcare, received federal grants to help with consumer assistance.
For more information: (800) 318-2596 or visit ChooseHealthDE.com.