NMSU’’s Doña Ana County Cooperative Extension Service Office offers presentation on Affordable Care Act

January 9, 2015

This year’’s open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act ends soon. For help in navigating the ins and outs, New Mexico State University’’s Doña Ana County Cooperative Extension Service Office will host a presentation on the Affordable Care Act from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Doña Ana Cooperative Extension Service Office, 530 N. Church St. in Las Cruces.

“As a result of the Affordable Care Act, many people are signing up for health insurance plans, and that process can be confusing and overwhelming,” said Karim Martinez, an Extension home economist at the Doña Ana County Cooperative Extension Service Office. “This presentation can reduce that stress by offering basic information on how to enroll in a plan and where to go for help enrolling.”

The presentation will cover the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange and New Mexico Medicaid expansion. Participants will find out what’’s needed to enroll in a health insurance plan and receive a list of community resources.

The presentation is a collaborative effort, developed by a Doña Ana County Health Alliance multi-agency work group. The group included the New Mexico Primary Care Association and other health and insurance professionals.

To register, call the Doña Ana County Cooperative Extension Service Office at 575-525-6649 or email donaana@nmsu.edu.

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