---- — OTTUMWA — As the March 31 deadline for the open enrollment period for signing up for health care insurance comes near, AARP is hosting an information session Thursday at the Bridge View Center, 102 Church St.
The event is from 5:30–7 p.m. and includes and an informational presentation, reference materials and light refreshments. The event is free and open to the public, especially those who are under age 65, uninsured or buy their own insurance, however, advance registration is requested. Please call Julie at 515-697-1021 for registration.
The health care law will provide access to people who have a pre-existing condition, create new marketplaces that will allow insurers to offer more affordable coverage and provide tax credits to lower the cost of coverage. Open enrollment in health plans started Oct. 1, 2013, and runs through March 31.
Residents not able to attend the event can find information about enrolling in health plans and options, at www.healthcare.gov or by calling 1-800-318-2596. Additional free AARP informational resources and tools are available at ww.healthcarelaw.org.