ELK RAPIDS – Amid the controversies and technical difficulties surrounding the Health Insurance Marketplace, the Health Department of Northwest Michigan is upholding its commitment to assist Northern Michigan residents and families with education and enrollment. Pat Borowiak, Public Health Technician Supervisor for the Health Department of Northwest Michigan, is serving as the regional Lead Navigator for Health Insurance Marketplace enrollment. Borowiak will be leading a Health Insurance Marketplace training and Q&A session on Monday, December 9th at 6:30pm at the AmVets Post 114 building at 410 Bridge Street in Elk Rapids.
“People are looking for answers,” Borowiak said. “We’re here to help them explore their options, so they are prepared to make effective choices. The healthcare.gov enrollment site has encountered setbacks, but that won’t stop every eligible person from selecting and getting health insurance coverage.”
The Health Department also has a number of Certified Application Counselors (CACs) on its staff in Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet and Otsego Counties, and can help people find CACs working in other health care facilities right in their own communities across all of Northern Michigan.
The Health Department of Northwest Michigan is mandated by the Michigan Public Health Code to promote wellness, prevent disease, provide quality healthcare, address health problems of vulnerable populations, and protect the environment for the residents and visitors of Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Otsego Counties. Call (800) 432-4121 for more information about the Elk Rapids session, or to schedule a one-on-one appointment for Health Insurance Marketplace assistance.