L.A. Care Health Plan, the nation's largest publicly operated health plan serving more than 1.6 million members, hosted a wellness and health care coverage enrollment fair at the L.A. Care Family Resource Center in Pacoima on Saturday, Jan. 24. The enrollment fair featured a number of resources including certified enrollment counselors who provided one-on-one assistance to help community members explore their health care coverage options.
In addition, attendees had the opportunity to enjoy fun-filled activities with their families such as Zumba, yoga and smoothie preparation demonstrations. The fair also included free health screenings that were made available by community-based organizations that supported the event.
"As the open enrollment deadline quickly approaches on Feb. 15, we're working hard to provide the necessary resources to ensure that individuals and families in Pacoima and surrounding communities have access to high quality, affordable health care," said L.A. Care Health Plan Chief Operating Officer, John Wallace.
Elected officials representing the community of Pacoima also stopped by the fair to provide their support. Congressman Tony C?írdenas, Senator Robert M. Hertzberg, Assemblywoman Patricia Lopez and Mayor of San Fernando Sylvia Ballin all addressed the importance of health care insurance in the community.
Community members looking to enroll may still do so by signing up at the Family Resource Center. Counselors are available during operating hours to help residents apply for health care coverage.