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DeKalb Medical Urges Community to Explore Health Insurance Options under the Affordable Care Act

September 27, 2017

For Immediate Release                                         

 

For more Information

Beth Jansa, PR Manager

Beth.jansa@dekalbmedical.org

404-501-7481

 

DeKalb Medical Urges Community to Explore Health Insurance Options under the Affordable Care Act

To help people understand their health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act as it stands currently, DeKalb Medical is partnering with Insure Georgia for a series of free events every Tuesday from November 2, 2017 through December 15, 2017.

The sessions will take place at DeKalb Medical at Hillandale, Community Room, 2801 DeKalb Medical Parkway, Lithonia and DeKalb Medical at North Decatur, 2701 N. Decatur Road, Decatur in the Keeton Auditorium on the ground floor of the main hospital. Parking is free at Hillandale and will be validated at N. Decatur.

A counselor from Insure Georgia will be at each session from 5- 9 p.m. to assist with enrollment.

All are welcome to attend and learn more. Those seeking to enroll in coverage should bring the following: documentation of income such as a w-2 or a paycheck stub, social security benefit letter or information on other income you receive (even if you don’t pay taxes on it); employer’s phone number and address. Those who are not a citizen, should provide citizenship certificate, immigration documents, refugee travel documents, green card or other eligible status documents.

Registration for the event is recommended so we may notify you of any scheduling changes. To register or for more information, call 404-501-WELL.

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About DeKalb Medical

DeKalb Medical is a not-for-profit health system consisting of three hospital campuses (DeKalb Medical at North Decatur, DeKalb Medical Long-term Acute Care at Downtown Decatur, and DeKalb Medical at Hillandale), as well as 50 DeKalb Medical Physician Group offices and 158 multi-specialty providers in DeKalb and Gwinnett counties. It’s medical staff includes more than 800 doctors in 55 specialties. In 2017, Atlanta Magazine named 94 DeKalb Medical physicians as “Top Doctors.”

Founded in 1961, DeKalb Medical is an integral member of the community, offering a variety of premier services, including joint replacement, surgical weight loss, mammography, cancer treatment, heartburn solutions, Georgia’s only certified medical fitness center and more. The Maternity Center is the first in Georgia to receive the international “Baby-Friendly” hospital designation. DeKalb Medical is also a certified Primary Stroke Center. To learn more about DeKalb Medical, please visit our website: www.dekalbmedical.org.

About Insure Georgia

Insure Georgia (www.insurega.org) is a focused initiative of Community Health Works with the purpose of helping Georgia’s uninsured and under insured gain affordable access to high quality health insurance coverage. The Insure Georgia Initiative is funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services to serve as a statewide Health Insurance Marketplace Navigator Organization. With this funding, Insure Georgia has navigators throughout the state that assist consumers understand and enroll in plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace.