Young Invincibles And Commonwealth Covered To Host Valentine’s Day-Themed Health Care Sign-Up Event During Final Stretch of Open Enrollment

Young Invincibles And Commonwealth Covered To Host Valentine’s Day-Themed Health Care Sign-Up Event During Final Stretch of Open Enrollment

The Event is Timed to the Final Week of Open Enrollment Season

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Februrary 10, 2015

 

CONTACTS: 

Sarah Lovenheim, sarah.lovenheim@younginvincibles.org585.746.8281

 

[WASHINGTON] – On Saturday, February 14, 2015, Young Invincibles and the College of William and Mary Chapter “Commonwealth Covered” will host a health care enrollment event to drive Millennial sign-ups, in particular, during the final week of Open Enrollment. The event comes on the heels of new enrollment data released by HHS that includes state-by-state demographic breakdowns, and ahead of the final deadline to get covered this season:February 15. Individuals who forgo health insurance may have to pay a penalty of $325 or 2% of income, whichever is higher.

Since young adults end up in the emergency room more than any other age group (except the elderly), this health care fair presents — for many Millennials in the area — a final opportunity sign up for low-cost insurance with in-person assistance before the season ends. Most Millennials are eligible for tax discounts.

Saturday, February 14

WHAT: Health Care Fair With Valentine’s Day Theme

LOCATION/TIME: Rappahannock Community College (1745 College Drive, Saluda, VA), from 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

 

About Commonwealth Covered

Commonwealth Covered is a student-led group, with students from the College of William and Mary, that volunteers in the community by mobilizing young people across the state to increase access to healthcare.  The group channels students’ passion for service towards improving the health of the region.

 

About Young Invincibles

Young Invincibles is a non-profit Millennial research and advocacy group, based in Washington D.C. with offices across the country. The organization is non-partisan and works to advance economic opportunity for young adults, aged 18 to 34, on issues ranging from access to health care to unemployment.

 

Please be in touch if you would like to speak with a policy or organizing expert ahead of Saturday’s event.

 

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