Pierce County News Release
In 2014 the Affordable Care Act (aka “ObamaCare) takes effect. The health care landscape will change substantially. New provisions are included that will impact individuals and families, people with jobs and people who are unemployed.
Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources will offer “Deciphering the Affordable Care Act,” a workshop that will provide a comprehensive overview of the ACA, the basic provisions that consumers will notice and how to get personal, one-on one help in choosing the best insurance plan and benefit from available subsidies to help reduce the cost.
The workshop will be repeated four times at four different locations:
- Nov. 4 – 12:10 to 12:50 p.m., Pierce County Annex Main Meeting Room, 2401 S 35th Street in Tacoma
- Nov. 4 – 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Sound View Building, 3602 Pacific Avenue in Tacoma
- Nov. 5 – 12:10 to 12:50 p.m., County City Building Rainier Conference Room, 930 Tacoma Ave S, 7th Floor in Tacoma
- Nov. 5 – 7 to 8 p.m., Sound View Building, 3602 Pacific Avenue in Tacoma
“The Affordable Care Act has much to it,” said Aaron Van Valkenburg, Manager of Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources. “Understanding the ACA and its many provisions is important if people are going to benefit from it fully. Even if people have their own insurance – through work or Medicare – it would be important to know what is and is not part of the Act.
“Deciphering the Affordable Care Act” will be presented by the Pierce County Aging & Disability Resource Center. The workshop offers the opportunity for participants to ask questions about their own situation and how to connect with In-Person Assisters in Pierce County. The workshop is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required. For details call the Pierce County Aging and Disability Resource Center at (253) 798-4600.