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2014-15 Healthcare Enrollment Events in Kalamazoo County
Date Time Location
November 19, 2014 11:00 am 3:00 pm Portage Public Library
December 3, 2014 2:00 pm 6:00 pm Oshtemo Community Center
December 10, 2014 11:00 am 3:00 pm Portage Public Library
December 17, 2014 3:00 pm 7:00 pm Comstock Public Library
January 7, 2015 2:00 pm 6:00 pm Oshtemo Community Center
January 14, 2015 2:00 pm 6:00 pm Comstock Public Library
January 21, 2015 2:00 pm 6:00 pm Mt. Zion Baptist Church
February 4, 2015 2:00 pm 6:00 pm Mt. Zion Baptist Church
February 11, 2015 11:00 am 3:00 pm Portage Public Library

Comstock Public Library
6130 King Highway
Comstock, MI 49041
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
120 Roberson Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Oshtemo Community Center
6407 Parkview
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Portage Public Library
300 Library Ln
Portage, MI 49002

Events Flyer

These events are for you
- If you don't have insurance
- If you struggle with the cost of insurance
- If you have questions or want information about insurance options

What do I need to bring
* Social Security Numbers (or document numbers for immigrants).
* Employer and income information for every member of your household who needs coverage (pay stubs or W-2 forms - Wage and Tax Statements).
* Policy numbers for any current health insurance plans covering anyone in your household.

Healthcare Enrollment Basics

What is the Health Insurance Marketplace?
If you don't have insurance, you have been denied insurance in the past, or you just want to explore new options, the Health Insurance Marketplace will give you more choice and control over your health coverage.

How do the changes in insurance benefit me?
  • All new plans must include a wide range of new benefits including wellness visits and preventative tests and treatments at no additional out-of-pocket cost.
  • Pre-existing conditions will no longer affect eligibility or cost of your insurance.
  • You can't be denied health coverage based on health status.
  • Young adults can stay on their parents plan until 26.
  • You can't be dropped from coverage when you are sick.
  • Health Insurers can't place lifetime or yearly limits on your coverage.
What is the cost?
  • The cost of the marketplace works on a sliding scale based on your income.
  • When you apply for the marketplace you'll find out if you qualify for:
    • Free or low-cost coverage from Medicaid
    • Free or low-cost coverage for children from Children's Health Insurance Program (MI-Child)
    • Medicare
    • Assistance with premium costs through subsidies
What if I already have insurance through my employer or if I have Medicare?
  • If you currently have insurance through your employer if you have Medicare you do not need to do anything.

Health Insurance Marketplace "Key Dates"
November 15, 2014 February 15, 2015
Marketplace open enrollment period

What if I don't currently have coverage and don't sign up?
  • If you don't obtain coverage or an exemption by February 15, 2015 you must pay a fee on your federal income tax return for every month you are without health insurance.
  • In 2014 the fee is $95 per adult ($47.50 per child) or 1% of income, whichever is higher. The family max is $285. The fees increase each year.
Additional HELP with enrollment and questions:
Lead Regional Navigator
Summit Pointe 269-441-6500
Can answer questions and make referrals for in-person assistance.

Local Assistance
(269) 381-2437 x13
629 Pioneer Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Borgess Medical Center
1521 Gull Road
Kalamazoo MI 49048

Family Health Center - Paterson
117 W. Paterson St.
Kalamazoo, MI

Kalamazoo County
Health & Community Services
(269) 373-5368
3299 Gull Rd.
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
*Call for Enrollment Appointment

National Resources
Explore plans, eligibility, and enroll directly via the website:

Enroll and receive additional assistance by calling: 1-800-318-2596

Download the detailed Kalamazoo Healthcare Enrollment Guide here.

Enroll Kalamazoo County is an organizational community collaborative charged with improving access to healthcare for Kalamazoo County Residents through the coordination of information and enrollment activities related to the Affordable Care Act.

Participating Partners:

Bronson Healthcare Group

Kalamazoo Community Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services

Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services

Senior Services

Family & Children Services

Comstock Community Center

Family Health Center of Kalamazoo

Ministry with Community

Borgess Medical Center


WMU School Of Medicine


United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region

Sindecuse Health Center

Summit Pointe

Planned Parenthood

Michigan Primary Care Association

If your organization is interesting in participating please contact Amy Terry via email at:

Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services is committed to providing equitable, culturally competent care to all individuals served, regardless of race, age, sex, color, national origin, religion, height, weight, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.

Links to external sites do not constitute endorsements by Kalamazoo County.


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