10 Days Left to Sign Up for Health Insurance in Houston

New public service announcement encourages Houston residents to call Navigators for free and confidential support to enroll in a health insurance plan

Jan 21, 2016, 17:12 ET from National Alliance for Hispanic Health

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- "In just ten days, January 31, 2016, most residents of Houston must have health insurance or face new tax penalties," said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the nation's leading Hispanic health advocacy group. She added, "making a decision on health insurance is not easy and many are looking for help they can trust.  Our bilingual Navigators are ready to help!."

According to Frank Levy, Vice President of the Hispanic Health Coalition, "My New Year's Resolution" public service announcements (English and Spanish) released by the Alliance and his group encourage viewers/listeners to make an appointment to receive FREE enrollment assistance for the Affordable Care Act Marketplace, Children's Health Insurance (CHIP), or Medicaid.  The assistance is provided in-person by bilingual Navigators working with Hispanic Health Coalition in locations throughout the Houston area.

The Hispanic Health Coalition Navigator services are FREE and supported by the National Alliance for Hispanic Health through a cooperative agreement with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Healthy Americas Foundation.

"This is a timely and important service.  To avoid new tax penalties, residents of Houston have an important decision to make by January 31st in either enrolling in a health plan or assessing whether their current plan is the best to meet their needs in the coming year.  You can get help from one of our Navigators by calling 832-360-1265, texting "HOUSTONHELP" to 805722, or making an appointment online at sufamilia.org/houston," concluded Mr. Levy.


SOURCE National Alliance for Hispanic Health