Open enrollment events Saturday for health care marketplace

As open enrollment begins for the federal health insurance marketplace, several local organizations are hosting educational events tomorrow.

The organizations will hold public education events, open houses and free health fairs to inform uninsured and underinsured residents about coverage options available for 2015. Federal navigators and certified application counselors will staff the events to answer questions about health insurance, set up appointments and provide application assistance to individuals seeking to enroll in the Marketplace.

Staff and volunteers from Belton Regional Medical Center, Enroll Wyandotte, Rosedale Development Center, Samuel U. Rodgers Health Centers and Swope Health Services will be involved.

Created by the Affordable Care Act, the Health Insurance Marketplace is a federally operated insurance marketplace, online at, where consumers can shop for and compare health coverage. The open enrollment period for 2015 coverage begins Nov. 15, 2014 and ends Feb. 15, 2015. In order to have coverage effective Jan. 1, 2015, individuals must enroll by Dec.15.


Marketplace Open Enrollment and Public Education Events

Saturday, November 15, 2014

  • 9 a.m.–1 p.m.: Rosedale Development Association, 1403 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, Kansas, 913-677-5097
  • 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center, 2100 E. 9th S., Kansas City, Missouri, 816-474-4920
  • 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Belton Regional Medical Center, 17065 S. 71 Highway, Belton, Missouri, 816-348-1200
  • 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Swope Health Services, 3801 Blue Parkway, Kansas City, Missouri, 816-599-5060
  • 1–5 p.m., Enroll Wyandotte, South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, 913-735-9008
  • 1–5 p.m., Enroll Wyandotte, West Branch Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kansas, 913-735-9008

For more information about public enrollment events taking place in the metro, or to find a trained counselor in your area, call United Way 2-1-1 or visit

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