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Russell Milligan
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Sponsoring Four Health Insurance Enrollment Sessions for Community

Counselors to help residents select health plans, enroll so they’re covered

Chicago, Ill. – February 28, 2014 – Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC) is offering four health insurance enrollment sessions during March to help community residents become insured by March 31, 2014 – the deadline for enrolling in a plan on The Health Insurance Marketplace (healthcare.gov).

Certified application counselors from PSMEMC will be at the four events to help guide residents through the process, explain coverage options, answer questions and help individuals enroll. Counselors – fluent in English, Polish and Spanish – will provide support during the sessions. No registration is required.

Beginning January 1, 2014, U.S. residents were required by law to have health insurance.
The Health Insurance Marketplace provides affordable health insurance plans for those
who are currently uninsured or underinsured. Open enrollment ends on March 31.

Residents attending the enrollment sessions should bring a valid driver’s license or state identification card, income verification (such as W-2 or pay stub, and a social security number).  The enrollment process averages about 45 minutes.

In addition to providing enrollment assistance, PSMEMC will offer free screenings, including body mass index and blood pressure screenings. Refreshments will be served.

Community enrollment sessions include:
PSMEMC
Saint Mary Campus – main entrance lobby
2233 West Division St., Chicago
Tuesday, March 4, noon – 6 p.m.

PSMEMC
Saint Mary Campus – main entrance lobby
2233 West Division St., Chicago
Wednesday, March 12, noon – 6 p.m.

St. Joseph Services
Monsignor Thiele Parish Center - Gonzaga Room
1510 North Claremont Ave., Chicago
Friday, March 21, noon – 6 p.m.

PSMEMC
Saint Mary Campus – 3rd Floor
2233 West Division St., Chicago
Saturday, March 29, noon – 6 p.m.

For more information about the sessions, call 877-737-4636 (INFO) or visit presencehealth.org/marketplace. To speak with one of our Spanish-speaking representatives, call 312-361-7959 or 818-224-8478. To reach a Polish-speaking representative, call 312-491-5086.

About Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center
Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC) is a premier medical center on Chicago's near northwest side and includes the Saint Mary Campus, 2233 W. Division St., and Saint Elizabeth Campus, 1431 N. Claremont Ave. The Saint Mary Campus is certified as a Primary Stroke Center and accredited as a Chest Pain Center. The hospital specializes in cardiac care, digestive diseases, emergency services, neuroscience services, obstetrics, primary care, behavioral health and wound healing. PSMEMC ranks No. 18 in the 2013-14 U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" in the Chicago metro area. Visit our website at smemc.reshealth.org.

About Presence Health
PSMEMC is part of Presence Health, the largest Catholic health system based in Illinois, created in November 2011 through the merger of Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care. With over 150 sites of care, including 12 hospitals, Presence Health has 22,000 employees, 4,000 medical professionals and a revenue base of nearly $3 billion. Visit presencehealth.org to learn more.

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