Reps. Frank Farry (R-Bucks) and Tina Davis (D-Bucks), in cooperation with Independence Blue Cross (IBC), will co-host a Health Care Awareness Day to provide residents and businesses with information about changes under the federal health care act.
The free event is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 3-6 p.m. in the parking lot of the Middletown Township Municipal Building, located at 3 Municipal Way, Langhorne.
“The new federal health care law will require individuals to have a health insurance plan beginning Jan. 1, 2014. Open enrollment in the government-run Health Insurance Marketplace began Oct. 1, 2013,” said Farry. “Navigating the new options and deciding which coverage is best for you and your family can be overwhelming, which is why Representative Davis and I are excited about co-hosting this event and giving residents an opportunity to learn about the new law.”
Health Care Awareness Day will feature a visit from IBC’s “Independence Express,” an Internet-enabled mobile education and health care experience installed in a large tractor trailer to help consumers understand health insurance changes that are coming once open enrollment begins on the new government-run Health Insurance Marketplace.
“The state-of-the-art ‘Independence Express’ is equipped with computers, educational games and materials to help answer any questions Bucks County residents and business owners may have about their health care insurance,” said Davis. “Knowledgeable staff will be there to help participants understand the changes and guide them through the process of applying for coverage.”