YRMC Corporate Communication Specialist
Yuma residents invited to attend free enrollment assistance sessions, in Spanish and English, on Saturday, January 11
January 6, 2013 – Yuma, AZ – Saturday, January 11, 2014, Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) will host a Health Insurance Enrollment Fair, assisting Yuma residents in the enrollment application process of Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), Arizona's Medicaid program, at Yuma Regional Corporate Center (399 W 32nd Street) from 8am-4pm. Part of YRMC's commitment to putting patients first comes from ensuring each patient has access to affordable health insurance.
"We understand that this is an unprecedented time in the healthcare industry and many people have questions regarding the health insurance application process," said Pat Walz, President & CEO of Yuma Regional Medical Center. "We hope that the AHCCCS enrollment fair will provide members of the community with enrollment assistance and the means to apply all while alleviating concerns and encourage enrollment in government healthcare programs like AHCCCS. Our patients come first, and through programs like this that we can demonstrate our commitment to patients and all members of our community."
AHCCCS expanded coverage on January 1, 2014, and applicants are no longer required to have children under the age of 18 to be eligible. If an individual has a low annual income, lives in the state of Arizona and is a legal resident, they may be eligible for AHCCCS. Interested applicants can find out if they are eligible for this state Medicaid program by visiting www.healthearizonaplus.gov or by calling 1-855-432-7585. Potential applicants in need of assistance are encouraged to attend YRMC's series of AHCCCS application sessions to aid in applying for AHCCCS. Enrollment sessions will be available in both English and Spanish. A complete event schedule and registration form can be found at www.yumaregional.org/enrollmentfair or by calling 928-336-3064.
YRMC also encourages individuals to explore the Health Insurance Marketplace, offering consolidated options for those looking to find and compare private health options. The Marketplace website is www.Healthcare.gov and is available online in Spanish at https://www.cuidadodesalud.gov/.
Individuals interested in learning more about Marketplace or those unable to attend the Health Insurance Enrollment Fair are encouraged to call Yuma Regional Outpatient Clinics (2851 S. Ave. B, Bldg. 25, Ste. 2503), Monday-Friday 8am-5pm at 928-336-7095 to schedule an appointment to enroll. A YRMC representative will be available to assist all applicants with questions and concerns related to both AHCCCS and the Marketplace.
Yuma Regional Medical Center is a 406-bed, not-for-profit hospital dedicated to providing outstanding medical care to the residents of Yuma and the surrounding communities in southwestern Arizona. The YRMC team includes over 2,000 employees, 300 doctors and hundreds of volunteers who work closely together to create a welcoming, caring, and compassionate environment for patients and their families. For more information visit www.yumaregional.org.