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CHARLESTON — The Region 2 WORKFORCE Investment Board, in cooperation with the West Virginia DHHR, will be offering a series of free seminars regarding the Health Insurance Marketplace and the Affordable Care Act.


The seminars will be held throughout the month of September in each of the seven counties represented by Region 2 which include Mingo, Logan, Boone, Cabell, Mason, Putnam and Wayne.


The seminars will provide attendees with vital information about the Health Insurance Marketplace and the Affordable Care Act which gives consumers a new way to find health coverage that fits their budgets and meets their needs. With one application, consumers can see all their options and enroll on the spot.


The Health Insurance Marketplace allows consumers to determine if they qualify for lower costs on monthly premiums for private insurance plans and find out if they qualify for lower out-of-pocket costs. The Marketplace will also tell consumers if they qualify for free or low-cost coverage.


“There’s a lot of information out there about the Marketplace and the Affordable Care Act. It’s our goal with these seminars to present information that people can understand and allow them to ask questions about their options. We’re doing our best to make sure that the presentation is comfortable and gives consumers a clear understanding of what it means to them,” said Jake Hunt, Executive Director of Region 2 WORKFORCE Investment Board.


The seminars are free and open to the public. Workers and families of workers that are laid-off, part-time workers and early retirees are highly encouraged to attend.


The schedule of times and locations for Mingo and surrounding counties are as follows:


On Monday, Sept. 23rd, instructors will be at the Williamson Campus of the West Virginia Southern Community and Technical College at 1 p.m. Logan’s seminar will be held on Sept. 17th at 1 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. at the Logan State Office Building. The date and location for Boone County will be Sept. 18th at 1 p.m. inside the Madison VFW Memorial Building, and Wayne County residents can receive information on Sept. 26th at the Wayne Senior Citizen Center at 1 p.m.


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