GRAND BLANC — State Rep. Tim Sneller (D-Burton) will be hosting a free Health Insurance Enrollment Forum, along with the Genesee Health Plan, to help residents navigate through the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace, the Genesee Health Plan, Healthy Michigan and Medicaid enrollment processes. The Health Insurance Enrollment Forum will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Grand Blanc Senior Center, located at 12632 Pagels Drive in Grand Blanc.

“Being able to rely on health insurance can truly make all the difference when diagnosed with an unexpected illness or condition. Yet too often, the process for enrolling in an insurance plan is so complicated that it discourages folks from receiving the coverage they need,” Rep. Sneller said. “Though the system isn’t perfect, I have been working with my colleagues all year to preserve Michiganders’ health care and improve prescription drug affordability. I could not be more pleased to further these efforts by joining with the Genesee Health Plan to offer residents additional opportunities to get covered in 2018.”

Open enrollment for the ACA’s Health Insurance Marketplace started Nov. 1 and ends Dec. 15, with health care coverage beginning Jan. 1. Uninsured people will be able to apply for health coverage, compare all coverage options and enroll in a plan that best fits their needs.

“Making sure residents are enrolled in quality health care coverage is a key part of supporting good community health and keeping our community healthy,” said Rep. Sneller. “I am looking forward to hosting this event with the Genesee Health Plan and making sure residents have the information and assistance they need to get enrolled in the right health care coverage plan.” 

To learn more about the Health Insurance Marketplace, go to, call (800) 318-2596 or contact the Genesee Health Plan at (810) 232-7740.