CALUMET CITY | Two aldermen are cooperating with initiatives meant to help local residents get assistance in signing up for health insurance to bring them into compliance with the federal Affordable Care Act.
First Ward Alderman Eric Schneider, who also is operations director for the Calumet Memorial Park District, said there will be a session at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Memorial Park fieldhouse, at Wentworth Avenue and Memorial Drive.
City Clerk Nyota Figgs and state Rep. Marcus Evans, D-Chicago, will be on hand along with people who can sit down with individuals and help them work their way through the process of finding a health insurance policy, while also determining if they qualify for financial assistance in paying for it under the Affordable Care Act.
But that will not be the only chance for Calumet City residents to gain help in applying for health insurance benefits.
Third Ward Alderman Thaddeus Jones, who also is a state representative for the south suburbs, said he had similar sessions at his district office, 1910 Sibley Blvd., on Friday, and will have them each Friday during the month of March.
He said state Reps. Will Davis, D-Homewood, and Evans will have similar sessions at their own legislative district offices.
Help will be available at Jones’ district office between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. each Friday.
Jones also said he and Davis are coordinating an effort to provide a bus to transport people in need of application assistance to a seminar that will take place March 16 at South Suburban College in South Holland.
People are required to show they have applied for health insurance under the federal program by March 31.