Partnering With MSU and the ‘Get Covered America Campaign’ to Boost Health Care Enrollment In Final Week
TRENTON – State Senator Nia H. Gill will be partnering with Montclair State University on Monday to kick off ‘Enrollment Week’ on the university campus, an effort to encourage young people to enroll in health insurance in the final week of open enrollment on the Marketplace. The event is part of a nationwide push to boost health insurance enrollment before the March 31st deadline to enroll in health coverage through the new health exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.
“We are already seeing the benefits of health reform as New Jerseyans who were previously uninsured or underinsured enroll in coverage through the Marketplace. But there is more work to do on the ground to ensure that our residents get covered,” said Senator Nia H. Gill (D-Essex/Passaic). “My office has conducted outreach and facilitated enrollment through partnerships with community organizations at the local level. Now, in the final week of open enrollment, we are redoubling our efforts. This week-long campus event will focus on enrolling young people, many of whom for the first time will have access to health insurance. This is an exciting opportunity to help ensure this population is covered, but also to reach students’ families and members of the community on campus.”
MSU will open an “EnrollmentCenter” on the campus student center for ongoing signups of students and the surrounding community from March 24th-31st. The EnrollmentCenter will be staffed by representatives who will be available to sign up residents for health insurance on-site. The New Jersey Chapter of Enroll America, a national advocacy group, will provide information to students, their families, campus employees and to community members as part of its ‘Get Covered America Campaign.’ Student groups and organizations will also host a series of events through the week focused on enrollment.
Who: State Senator Nia H. Gill
Dr. Susan Cole, President of Montclair State University
What: Kickoff to Enrollment Week at Montclair State
When: Monday, March 24th at 10:30 AM
Where: Montclair State University
University Hall Conference Center, 7th Floor
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07043