Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach at SUNY New Paltz to host information session on “NY State of Health”
NEW PALTZ—The Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach at SUNY New Paltz (CRREO) will host an open information session on “NY State of Health,” an online marketplace offering New Yorkers a gateway to affordable healthcare on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Student Union Building Multipurpose Room, on the New Paltz campus.
Presented by the Maternal-Infant Services Network (MISN), a local not-for-profit providing Health Exchange Navigator services in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties, the session will provide essential cost savings facts, financial assistance, and explain how to get enrollment assistance. The session will also offer information and assistance on new coverage options for small businesses, individuals, and families. Uninsured and underinsured individuals, families, and employers with fewer than 50 employees are encouraged to attend.
The State Health Reform Assistance Network estimates that over 137,000 people are uninsured in the five county Mid-Hudson Region including 21,000 children ages 0-18 and 116,000 adults aged 19-64. In addition, almost 21,000 firms with 0-19 employees employ 79,000 people in the five counties. In less than one week after its historic launch on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, over 40,000 New Yorkers signed up for quality, low-cost health insurance on the exchange.
“Our agreement to collaborate with MISN to facilitate access to affordable health care is another example of service to the region, a core element of the CRREO mission,” said CRREO Director Gerald Benjamin. “We are most pleased to have the opportunity.”
To pre-register contact (845) 257-2901 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk-ins are welcome.
CREEO was established in 2007 to further engage the university and its people with communities, governments, not-for-profits and businesses across our region. CRREO conducts and publicizes research on regional topics; creates and directs select institutes focusing on specific topics of regional interest; connects and partners with local governments, not-for-profits and businesses to initiate reforms and advocate for best practices; contracts to assess the performance of public and not-for-profit agencies and programs; and works to foster intergovernmental collaboration and community engagement.
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