SHOUT OUT: One of two New Jersey centers to help citizens enroll for coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act opened in Cliffside Park yesterday.
Assistance is free and bilingual representatives are available at the centers, operated by SRA International, which provides IT solutions and professional services to government organizations.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Cliffside Park center at 596 Anderson Avenue ( see map, below ).
You can schedule an appointment or walk in.
The center has 52 “assisters” fluent in no fewer than 13 languages and certified to answer questions, address concerns and help enroll citizens in qualified health plans through Healthcare.
The Enrollment Assistance Centers are operated under contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Open enrollment for government-sponsored healthcare runs through Feb. 15, but you must be enrolled by Dec. 15 to have coverage effective Jan. 1.
Attending yesterday’s grand opening of the Cliffside Park center were U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, HHS Regional DIrector Jackie Cornell-Becelli, Chaim Lazarus of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, borough Council President Thomas Calabrese and Council members Donna Spotto, Bernie Fontana and Larry Bongard, among others.
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