Health Insurance & Wellness Fair offered in Sandwich Nov. 7, sponsored by Rep. Welter and Rep. Demmer

Local residents interested in learning about their options to purchase a health care plan on the Get Covered Illinois marketplace and/or finding out whether they are eligible for Medicaid are invited to attend a free Health Insurance & Wellness Fair from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 7. The event will be held at the Fox Valley Community Center and sponsored by State Representative David Allen Welter (R-Morris) and State Representative Tom Demmer (R-Dixon). The Community Center is located at 1406 Suydam Road in Sandwich.

Representatives from the Illinois Department of Insurance, Get Covered Illinois and other agencies will be on-hand to inform attendees of their health insurance options, including Medicaid and private plans. Area hospitals and other local healthcare organizations will also be on site to offer helpful guides, free brochures and consultation on the medical services they offer. Some will offer FREE health screenings as well.

“We are committed to making sure that local families are aware of all the options available to them when it comes to health insurance coverage,” Representative Welter said. “We look forward to welcoming everyone on November 7 and helping local residents find the health care plan that best fits their family’s needs.”

Demmer added, “The open enrollment period for individuals wanting to purchase health insurance through HealthCare.gov runs from November 1st through December 15th. I encourage anyone who is looking for information about public and private plans to attend this informational event.”

For questions or more information, please call Representative Welter’s office at (815) 416 -1475 or Representative Demmer’s office at (815) 561-3690.