Only 55Days Left to Enroll in the Insurance Marketplace: Enrollment Assistance Available
[PHILADELPHIA, February 4th, 2014] – With only 55 days left for individuals to enroll in an insurance plan in the healthcare marketplace for coverage starting in 2014, Hahnemann University Hospital is ramping up efforts to educate the uninsured on steps they can take to secure affordable healthcare coverage.
As part of the “Path to Health” campaign, a community education and outreach initiative to raise awareness and understanding of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and provide trusted resources to assist in enrolling, Hahnemann is providing trained enrollment counselors to the public. These counselors are available by phone Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm to answer questions and assist with the enrollment process.
“The Path to Health initiative provides an excellent opportunity for members of our community to get answers to the questions they have about health insurance basics, the enrollment process and the health care law,” said Michael P. Halter, chief executive officer. “We have always been committed to delivering safe, quality care in the communities we serve. As caregivers, ensuring that our community and our patients understand all of the coverage options available to them is an extension of that mission.”
Through its social media channels, bilingual website and enrollment events, the “Path to Health” campaign works with community partners to offer educational materials and resources about the insurance exchanges and the ACA to help simplify the law and educate members of the community about their insurance options so that they can choose the best coverage for themselves and their families.
For more information, visit www.pathtohealth.com or call Carmen Colom at Hahnemann at 215-762-7324.
About Hahnemann University Hospital
Hahnemann University Hospital is a 496-bed academic medical center at Broad and Vine Streets in Philadelphia, Pa. The hospital is a tertiary care institution that specializes in cardiac services, heart failure, OB/GYN, orthopedics, medical, surgical and radiation oncology, bone marrow transplantation, renal dialysis and kidney/pancreas/liver transplantation. In 2009, Hahnemann earned Magnet® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. Hahnemann is recognized by the American Heart Association as a leader in stroke and heart failure treatments. U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 Best Hospital’s report named Hahnemann among the top 50 Best Hospitals in the nation for cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gynecology, and neurology & neurosurgery, and ranked eleven medical specialties as “high performing.” The hospital performed one of the city’s first kidney transplants in 1963 and one of the first bone marrow transplants in 1976. Hahnemann became Philadelphia’s first Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center for adults in 1986, and since then has been served by MidAtlantic MedEvac, an aeromedical transport program for critically ill patients. Hahnemann is proud to be the first hospital in Philadelphia to join with The Wellness Community of Philadelphia to offer onsite support and education services to cancer patients and their families. Hahnemann is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. An affiliate of Drexel University College of Medicine, Hahnemann University Hospital is part of Tenet Pennsylvania, which also includes St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.
To learn more about Hahnemann, visit www.hahnemannhospital.com
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