Pacific Islander Coalition, Take Care Utah hold family event for uninsured

The Southern Utah Pacific Islander Coalition, location and date unspecified | Photo via supic.org, St. George News

WASHINGTON — Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Utahns living in Washington County can get free help finding health insurance that works for them at the “St. George Family Festival and Health Event,” sponsored by the Southern Utah Pacific Islander Coalition and Take Care Utah. The event will be held at the Washington County Community Center Reception Center located at 350 N. Community Center Dr. in Washington City.

This event takes place three weeks before the Jan. 31 end of open enrollment period to sign up for new and affordable health insurance plans. This Saturday, families can review new health insurance plans and benefits, learn if their kids qualify for Medicaid or CHIP insurance and discover if they qualify for financial assistance to make their insurance more affordable.

Trained experts will be available to answer questions and help people sign up for a plan that works best for them. All services are free.

Event activities

  • Free help finding health insurance provided by trained navigators and assistants
  • Free lunch
  • Prize giveaways and a bounce house for kids

Utahns can find free, helpful assistance from Take Care Utah’s more than 100 enrollment experts located across the state. To find the nearest enrollment assistant, go online and enter a zip code, or call 211, the free information line operated by the United Way of Salt Lake.

About the Southern Utah Pacific Islander Coalition

The SUPIC is a nonprofit organization specializing in the education and healthcare of the Pacific Islander community. The mission of the SUPIC is to advocate for, and empower through, programs and referrals that promote health, youth development, education and ethnic and cultural preservation. Learn more online.

About Take Care Utah

Take Care Utah is a partnership between the Association for Utah Community Health, the Utah Health Policy Project and the United Way 211. Take Care Utah offers outreach and enrollment assistance to Utah residents across the state. Learn more online.

Event details

  • What: St. George Family Festival and Health Event
  • Where: Washington City Community Center Reception Center, 350 N. Community Center Drive, Washington
  • When: Jan. 9, 2016, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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1 Comment

  • munchie January 7, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    How ironic, this group is trying to find affordable health care for the citizens of this community while our representatives in Congress are doing all they can to destroy it. Eventually we will join the rest of the civilized world and provide single-payer health care for all of our citizens.

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