CHANNAHON – In March 2010, a health reform law was passed called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.”
The new law took effect Tuesday and requires everyone to have health insurance or face financial penalties if not enrolled by March 31.
This new law will be outlined and explained at “The Affordable Care Act: Will It Affect You?” program at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Three Rivers Public Library District’s Minooka branch, 109 N. Wabena Ave., Minooka.
A representative from the Will County Health Department will provide a basic understanding of the Affordable Care Act, including benefits people may be eligible for under the law, online enrollment and scheduling an appointment for one-on-one help with enrollment.
There will also be a question-and-answer session after the program.
Attendees do not have to live in Will County to attend the program. Registration is required for this free program.
Register by calling 815-467-6200 or 815-467-1600 or visit the library’s website at www.trpld.org.
In addition to addressing this topic with the aforementioned program, the library offers a variety of information on its website at www.trpld.org, such as a marketplace application checklist (information applicants need when applying) and a list of agencies that offer one-on-one assistance with matters concerning the Affordable Care Act.
For information about the Affordable Care Act services available through Three Rivers Public Library District, contact the Channahon branch at 815-467-6200 or the Minooka branch at 815-467-6200, visit in person at 25207 W. Channon Drive, Channahon or 109 N. Wabena Ave., Minooka, or visit the library’s website at www.trpld.org.