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The Center to offer workshops on health coverage through Covered California

SAN DIEGO, California -- Starting this afternoon, The San Diego LGBT Community Center will offer a series of workshops on obtaining affordable health coverage through Covered California.

With the next Open Enrollment cycle scheduled for Nov. 15, 2014-Feb. 15, 2015, The Center wants to ensure that all individuals have access to healthcare. Individuals who currently do not have health coverage or wish to change their plan are encouraged to consider their options through the Affordable Care Act by attending one of the workshops.

The Center employs staff members who are certified by Covered California to provide outreach and education services about consumer's health care options and these staff will be on hand at the workshops to provide a brief presentation and answer questions.

Workshops are scheduled for

- Wednesday, Sept. 3 – 3-4:30 pm

- Wednesday, Sept. 10 – 6-7:30 pm

- Wednesday, Sept. 17 – 10-11:30 am

- Tuesday, Sept. 23 – 6-7:30 pm

- Wednesday, Oct. 1 – 10-11:30 am

- Tuesday, Oct. 7 – 6-7:30 pm *en Español

- Wednesday, Oct. 15 – 3-4:30 pm *en Español

- Tuesday, Oct. 21 – 1-2:30 pm

- Wednesday, Oct. 29 – 6-7:30 pm

Everyone is welcome to attend these free, open workshops. Those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP to The Center's Community Outreach Worker Sarah Merk-Benitez at smerkbenitez@thecentersd.org or 619-692-2077 ext. 213 with their name and which workshop date they plan to attend.

ASL interpretation services can be made available with 7 days advance notice.

All workshops will take place at The Center, located at 3909 Centre St. in Hillcrest. More information about Covered California and enrollment is HERE.

About Covered California

Covered California™ is an easy-to-use marketplace implementing the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in California. Through Covered California, you and your family can compare affordable, quality health insurance options and choose the one that best fits your needs and budget. By law, your coverage can't be dropped or denied if you have a pre-existing medical condition or if you get sick. You may even be able to get financial assistance through Covered California to make your health coverage more affordable.

Covered California is a part of the state of California and was created to help you get health coverage to protect yourself and your loved ones. Having insurance can ensure your access to medical care if you get sick or are injured, so that you can keep your body healthy, but it also protects your peace of mind, because you can rest assured that you will have help when you need it most.