Sen. Carper Highlights Free Help to Enroll in Health Insurance

DOVER, Del. – On Monday, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper stopped by the Dover Library to meet with health insurance enrollment navigators from Westside Family Healthcare and constituents enrolling in health insurance plans on the Health Insurance Marketplace. Westside is one of four Delaware organizations offering free assistance. Others include Chatman LLC, Henrietta Johnson Medical Center and La Red Health Center. 

“In its third year, the health insurance market place provides Delawareans with the opportunity to secure affordable health insurance. During this open enrollment period there is free enrollment assistance available in all three counties of Delaware for the public,” said U.S. Sen. Tom Carper. “I encourage everyone to reach out to one of these health insurance market place navigators to look at their insurance options for 2016.  When considering whether or not to secure health insurance, Delawareans should know that the penalties for choosing to go without health insurance have increased, and can be more costly than purchasing health insurance on the marketplace.  I hope that all Delawareans take advantage of this opportunity to get covered.”

Open enrollment for health coverage in 2016 on the marketplace began on Nov. 1, 2015, and ends on Jan. 31, 2016. Individuals must sign up by Dec. 15, 2015, for coverage to be effective Jan. 1. Free help finding a plan and enrolling from trained specialists is available to everyone throughout the state. For locations, go to or call 2-1-1.