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Student, Family, and Community Supports News

Posted: October 29, 2017

APS Medicaid Enrollment Event on Friday, November 10th

Free health care enrollment event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at APS City Center, Suite 101 West.

Albuquerque Public Schools is sponsoring a free health care enrollment event from 8:00 am to 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 10, 2017, at APS City Center - Suite 101 West. City Center is located at 6400 Uptown Blvd NE (map).

 This event will include enrollment and assistance with: HIX/Marketplace Insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, and other resources such as SNAP, TANF and LIHEAP. APS Medicaid Office and First Nations HealthSource
will be on hand to assist.

APS’ Insurance Enrollment Events combine health education for families, fun activities for kids and parents, and insurance enrollment and resources for anyone in need. Healthcare enrollment experts will be on hand to enroll families or individuals in most insurance plans and answer questions and provide emergency cards to both adults and kids (some conditions apply). Open enrollment” for Federal Health Insurance officially begins November 1, 2017, but this year, the special enrollment period is shorter and ends on December 15. We highly encourage all APS families and staff to attend if you are still uninsured. Medicaid enrollment can be done year round, but to avoid a tax penalty for next year, you should make sure you get health insurance of any kind, as soon as possible. On-site enrollment will be offered at this free
event, and walk-ins are welcome and encouraged during this time. Attending this event can also help save families valuable time. At the ISD office you can wait up to 6 hours to get enrolled, at APS events, families can get enrolled in less than an hour.

“Because health-related issues can be barriers to learning, APS is working on ways for students and families to be healthier,” said Brian Bolding, Medicaid enrollment coordinator in the APS Student, Family, and Community Supports Division. “We at APS believe that a healthier student is a more successful student.”

This free event will also include drinks and snacks, bilingual enrollment, and information about other amazing resources that are available for families and students in need.

To expedite the enrollment...

Individuals should bring: proof of citizenship, immigration status or tribal enrollment, a photo ID, proof of residency, proof of income, and proof of household size. In addition, individuals should bring any current insurance information and/or recent unpaid medical bills. Non-citizens may be eligible as well. For recertification, only new proof of income along with a picture I.D. is required.

For further information call the APS Medicaid Enrollment Office at 855-5261.