Kalamaoo County


2017 Healthcare Enrollment Events in Kalamazoo County
Date Time Location
November 6, 2017 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Portage District Library
November 15, 2017 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Bronson Wellness Center Conference Room
November 29, 2017 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Portage District Library
December 4, 2017 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Oshtemo Community Center
December 11, 2017 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Portage District Library

Oshtemo Community Center
6407 Parkview
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Portage District Library
300 Library Ln
Portage, MI 49002
Bronson Wellness Center Conference Room
955 South Bailey
South Haven, MI 49090

Events Flyer

These events are for you
- If you don't have insurance
- If you need help renewing your health 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 1, 2017 - December 15, 2017
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 December 15, 2017 you must pay a fee on your federal income tax return for every month you are without health insurance.
  • In 2017 the fee is $695 per adult ($347.50 per child) or 2.5% of income, whichever is higher. The family max is $2,085. The fees increase each year.
Additional HELP with enrollment and questions:
Local Assistance
Bronson Healthcare Group
Community Health & Strategic Planning
(269) 341-6263
301 John Sreet
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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

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

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


The MI Bridges website offers the following available benefits:

  • Food Assistance Program (FAP)
  • State Emergency Relief (SER)
  • Medical Assistance (MA)
  • Child Development Care (CDC)
  • Family Independence Program (FIP)

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 Homer Stryker MD School Of Medicine

United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region

Sindecuse Health Center

Planned Parenthood

Michigan Primary Care Association

Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Portage Public Library

Kalamazoo College

Milan Salon

If your organization is interesting in participating please contact Amy Terry via email at: terrya@bronsonhg.org

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.