Affordable Care Act Presentations to be Held in Cathedral City and Desert Hot Springs

News Release


Nov 07

Affordable Care Act Presentations to be Held in Cathedral City and Desert Hot Springs

CATHEDRAL CITY – Supervisor John J. Benoit is holding two presentations to inform Riverside County residents about health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act.

The events are free to the public and will be held on Nov. 18 at the Salvation Army in Cathedral City, 30-400 Landau Blvd. and Nov. 20 at the Desert Hot Springs Boys & Girls Club, 11-750 Cholla Dr. Both events will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

“These events provide a great overview of the new changes in health insurance and the options available to individuals and families,” said Supervisor John J. Benoit. “These free presentations are geared toward self-employed, underemployed and unemployed people who want to be better informed about their insurance choices.”

Edith Lara-Trad from Covered California, the state’s online insurance exchange, will present an overview of the Affordable Care Act, the difference among Covered California health plans and premium assistance residents may be eligible for.

Representatives from the Riverside County Regional Medical Center and Department of Public Social Services will speak about the county’s role in helping people enroll in health insurance coverage through Medi-Cal expansion and Covered California health plans.

Supervisor Benoit and a representative from the Inland Empire Health Plan will also speak. The panelists will answer written questions submitted by participants.

The presentations follow a similar event Supervisor Benoit brought to the Fairgrounds in Indio on Oct. 21, attended by at least 80 members of the public seeking health insurance coverage under the new law.

“I think the information presented was helpful and practical to the public, and I want to extend the opportunity for people in the West Valley and anybody who missed our first event to attend one of these upcoming presentations,” Benoit said.

There are no RSVPs required to attend.

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