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IBC makes it easy for consumers to enroll in health coverage by March 31 deadline

Insurer hosts multiple countdown-to-coverage events from March 28-31

Philadelphia, PA - March 27, 2014 - With the end of the first open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) just days away, Independence Blue Cross (IBC) is hosting Countdown to Coverage events from March 28-31 to help individuals enroll in an ACA-compliant health plan before the March 31 deadline. Over the course of four days, IBC will be set up at multiple locations throughout the region with computers, licensed sales agents, and answers to the most vital health plan questions in order to accommodate the anticipated surge of last minute enrollees. In addition, IBC’s toll-free telesales phone line will be open for extended hours.

To facilitate and complete the enrollment application, consumers should bring the following items for all family members they wish to enroll:

  •   Social Security Numbers (or documented numbers for any legal immigrants who need insurance);
  •   address information;
  •   birth dates;
  •   information on tobacco use;
  •   income information (paystubs or W-2 Forms, Wage and Tax Statements);
  •   employer information, including employer name, address, and phone number;
  •   policy numbers for any current health insurance plans; and
  •   information from employer about any available job-related health insurance.

ENROLLMENT CENTER IN THE LOBBY OF 1901 MARKET

WHEN:

    Friday, March 28, 2014 from 10 a.m. — 6 p.m.
    Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 10 a.m. — 6 p.m.
    Sunday, March 30, 2014 from noon — 5 p.m.
    Monday, March 31, 2014 from 10 a.m. — 8 p.m.

WHERE:

    IBC headquarters, 1901 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

WHAT:

    IBC licensed sales agents on hand to answer questions and help consumers enroll in health coverage that is right for them and their families.

 

YMCA– ROCKY RUN

WHEN:

    Friday, March 28, 2014 and Saturday, March 29, 2014 
    10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

WHERE:

    YMCA– Rocky Run, 1299 West Baltimore Pike, Media, PA 19063

WHAT:

    The Independence Express IBC’s fully-equipped mobile education and retail sales center installed in a large tractor-trailer, will have licensed sales agents on hand to answer questions and help consumers enroll in health coverage that is right for them and their families. The Independence Express is ADA accessible and internet-enabled.

 

BALA CYNWYD SHOPPING CENTER

WHEN:

    Sunday, March 30, 2014 and Monday, March 31, 2014
    10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

WHERE:

    Bala Cynwyd Shopping Center, 175 E City Avenue, in Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

WHAT:

    The Independence Express IBC’s fully-equipped mobile education and retail sales center installed in a large tractor-trailer, will have licensed sales agents on hand to answer questions and help consumers enroll in health coverage that is right for them and their families. The Independence Express is ADA accessible and internet-enabled.

 

TELESALES CENTER– 1-855-ibx4you (1-855-429-4968)

WHEN:

    Friday, March 28, 2014 from 8 a.m. — 8 p.m.
    Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 8 a.m. — 5 p.m.
    Sunday, March 30, 2014 from 8 a.m. — 5 p.m.
    Monday, March 31, 2014 from 8 a.m. — midnight

WHERE:

    1-855-ibx4you (1-855-429-4968)

WHAT:

    IBC licensed sales agents on hand to answer questions and help consumers enroll in health coverage that is right for them and their families.

Media contacts
Kathleen Conlon
215-241-4576 (Office)
267-319-2399 (Cell)
Kathleen.Conlon@ibx.com

Laura Hanes
215-241-2736 (Office)
215-910-0966 (Cell)
Laura.Hanes@ibx.com

 

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