Philadelphia is making it easier to sign up for health insurance - Generocity Philly

Purpose

Dec. 30, 2015 12:30 pm

Philadelphia is making it easier to sign up for health insurance

The mayor and mayor-elect have a plan to win the White House's Healthy Communities Challenge.

A screenshot of the enrollment page on the Philly 311 app.

Philly, our outgoing and incoming mayors are feeling competitive.

Mayor Michael Nutter and Mayor-Elect Jim Kenney have a plan for enrolling more uninsured residents in the Healthcare Marketplace than any other community in the country before the end of January.

Philadelphia was one of 20 communities named by the White House in its Healthy Communities Challenge. The competitor with the most enrollments wins “gets bragging rights, a healthier community, and a visit from President Obama to celebrate their success in helping ensure every American has health coverage,” according to a White House press release.

Yesterday, Nutter and Kenney shared their initiatives to make it easier for Philadelphians to get signed up, including something called a “BenePhilly Get Covered Tour,” during which the Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity will set up pop-up enrollment booths in various neighborhoods.

The mayors also encourage those who need insurance to visit the Get Covered America website, use the Philly 311 or call the 311 helpline to schedule an enrollment appointment.

The Healthy Communities Challenge was conceived “to engage key communities with large numbers or high percentages of uninsured in states across the country where strong federal, state and community collaboration can have a meaningful impact on reaching the uninsured,” the White House press release reads.

The open enrollment deadline is Jan. 31.

-30-
LEAVE A COMMENT

From our Partners

Yael Lehmann leaves The Food Trust

Power Moves: William A. Carter IV named new head of City Hall advocacy for Chamber of Commerce

On the market: 16 jobs in leadership, development, communications and more

SPONSORED

Generocity Philly

How PHMC enables employees to turn their passion into purpose

Philadelphia and surrounding counties

ARTZ Philadelphia

Community Outreach & Administrative Coordinator

Apply Now
Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania Humanities Council

Program Officer

Apply Now

Mighty Writers to expand to Kennett Square

The case for democratizing emergency shelter management

Power Moves: Big changes at the Office of Immigrant Affairs

SPONSORED

Generocity Philly

PA Humanities Council helps communities reclaim their stories

420 N. 20th Street, Philadelphia PA 19103

MANNA

Development Operations Coordinator

Apply Now
Philadelphia

Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence

Manager, Annual Giving & Alumni

Apply Now
Fort Washington, PA

Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund

Executive Director

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Generocity