If you have questions about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or need help with the application process, Natalia Diaz, a New York State trained and certified Navigator, can help answer your questions and familiarize you with the health care options available.
Westchester Independent Living Center (WILC), a non-profit advocacy and resource center for individuals with disabilities, based in White Plains, is providing office space where Ms. Diaz can meet with consumers and help guide them through the process of selecting the best program for themselves, their families or business.
NY State of Health, the official state health plan marketplace at https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov/
is open for business. Enrollment is currently underway for affordable health insurance that will go into effect on January 1, 2014. The website states “Navigators will provide in person application assistance to individuals, families and small businesses and their employees at initial enrollment and when renewing coverage.”
WILC is collaborating with Young Invincibles (YI), a national non-partisan organization to offer these services. YI has conducted over 40 trainings nationwide, providing more than 800 youth-serving organizations and health partners with the information they need to help enroll young adults in their communities. As Navigators, YI will be working one on one with consumers of all ages to help guide them through the application process.
Navigators will be available at WILC on Tuesdays from 10am-4pm starting November 5th. Appointments are recommended and expected to last approximately one hour. Spanish speaking navigators and sign language interpreters will be available by appointment. Call Tamaris Princi at 914.682.3926 extension 2114 or email email@example.com. WILC is located at 200 Hamilton Avenue, 2nd floor, White Plains, NY and is completely accessible.