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Nov 09

Congressman Bobby Scott to Host Affordable Care Act Forum

Posted on November 9, 2017 at 11:01 AM by Communications Department

Open Enrollment Period Closes December 15

Citizens utilizing the Affordable Care Act were given 45 days to sign up for 2018 healthcare benefits, the shortest open enrollment period ever. The 2018 open enrollment period for began on November 1 and ends on December 15.  Anyone who had coverage through for 2017 is required to update their information and compare their options for 2018 by December 15. health care

To help citizens understand the Affordable Care Act, Congressman Robert “Bobby” Scott is hosting an Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Forum at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 13 at the Downing Gross Cultural Arts Center, 2410 Wickham Ave. in Newport News. The forum will give an overview of the Affordable Care Act and equip attendees with additional information about open enrollment.

Free help is available to anyone with questions about signing up for healthcare or anyone wanting to talk through their options with a trained professional. Citizens can access the Call Center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-318-2596. There are also organizations with trained enrollment advisors that can assist with questions. Visit to find an organization.