Bon Secours Baltimore Health System and a number of community partners have ramped up their outreach efforts to find, inform, and enroll those who can benefit from the Health Insurance Marketplace before the March 31st deadline.

The partners will host a Get Covered open house in West Baltimore on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Bon Secours Community Works, located at 26 North Fulton Avenue, from 10:00am – 2:00 pm.

Health Care Access Maryland will have navigators on-site to enroll community members in the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (MHBE). Some key details about the MHBE:

• The enrollment process can be as short as 15 minutes to complete.

• All age groups are welcome.

• If you have a pre-existing condition, you are now eligible for coverage.

• You must be a legal resident of Maryland to enroll.

“At Bon Secours, our mission drives us to be Good Help to Those in Need®, and making sure our community has high-quality, affordable care is our number one priority,” says Samuel Ross, Chief Executive Officer of Bon Secours Baltimore Health System. “Having a regular doctor and knowing that you can afford your care is a vital combination in improving the overall health of west Baltimore.”

In addition to signing up for health insurance, attendees can participate in fitness activities, get basic health screenings, and learn about the FREE fitness and health classes offered by West Baltimore CARE, the west Baltimore Health Enterprise Zone. Staff will also be on-site from Community Works to talk about the programming offered at their location, including tax preparation assistance, financial counseling, GED programs, family support services and much more.

For more information or to pre-register (not required), visit Bon Secours Facebook page, and go to the Get Covered! Health Insurance Open House event: