Press Release - Detail
For immediate release
Monday, October 26, 2020

CONTACT:    Roy L. Williams                                 
                        Director of Public Relations              
                        Birmingham Public Library                            
                        Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 572-1359                          

Central Library Available to Help Patrons Choose Right ACA Health Care Plan
By Lynn Hutchins Central Library

Birmingham, Ala.
- Looking for the right health care plan as 2021 Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment begins in November? The Birmingham Public Library can help patrons visiting its Central Library downtown by providing information and assisting with enrollment.

 If you don’t have health insurance coverage, BPL can help you enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace during the open enrollment period. Click here for details

The ACA Open Enrollment period is November 1 through December 15, 2020, for plans that go into effect starting January 1, 2021.

BPL received a $2,000 “Libraries Connecting you to Coverage” award from the Public Library Association. Click here for details

As a participant in this 2020-21 initiative, BPL will use the funds to support health insurance enrollment activities.

Here are four insider tips for choosing the right ACA health plan:
  1. No two health plans are the same. Look at all your options, even if you are re-enrolling.
  2. Consider the monthly bill for each health plan as well as the extra costs, like copay's, for doctor visits.
  3. Make sure your trusted doctors and hospitals take the plan you choose.
  4. See if the prescriptions you take will be covered by the plan.
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the Southeast.

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