Monday Events To Help People Enroll in Health Insurance

346 Oklahomans enrolled in for health insurance through the federal exchange last month.

Those without health insurance have eight days to sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act or face penalties; and those penalties will increase next year.

The Tulsa Health Department is hosting events across the city Monday, March 24 to help people enroll in plans offered on the health insurance marketplace created as a result of that legislation.

"Marketplace Monday" will bring together representatives from the Tulsa Health Department, insurance companies and healthcare providers in order to answer questions and help people get enrolled before the March 31st deadline.

They will also be able to determine eligibility for assistance paying for premiums.

People are asked to bring the following important documents and information to complete enrollment:

Social Security numbers and/or immigration status numbers for all family members; employer and/or other income information; policy numbers for any current health insurance; and information about any health insurance currently available from their employer.

The enrollment events take will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, March 24 at the following Tulsa locations:

Hicks Community Center - 3443 South Mingo Road

Thornton Family YMCA - 5002 South Fulton Ave.

Zarrow Regional Library - 2224 West 51st Street

Morton Comprehensive Health Services - 1334 North Lansing Ave.

More information is available by dialing 211 from any phone.