The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is in place, having taken effect Jan. 1, 2014. Those who do not purchase health insurance by March 31, 2014, will be subject to a financial penalty. The Somerset County Library System (SCLS) continues to host information and enrollment assistance sessions for individuals, families and small business owners at all 10 branches through at least March, 2014.
The times and branch location information is as follows:
- Bound Brook Library Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. – 8 p.m; Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Bridgewater Library Tuesdays, 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.– 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 10: a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Hillsborough Library Saturdays, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
- Manville Library Mondays, 3:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Mary Jacobs Library Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
- North Plainfield Library Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Peapack Gladstone Library First Saturday of the month, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.; Third Wednesday of the month, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
- Somerville Library Jan. 14 from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Feb. 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; March 11 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Warren Library Feb. 3, Feb. 19, March 3 at 3:30 p.m.– 8 p.m.; March 11 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
- Watchung Library Fridays, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Information that applicants will need to bring in order to complete the enrollment process includes:
- Current healthcare insurance (if applicable) and policy numbers
- Information about health care coverage available through current jobs
- Social security numbers (or documentation for legal immigrants)
- Household income
- Employer and income information verification for every member of household requiring coverage (pay stubs or W-2 forms are acceptable)
Patrons with further questions can call SCLS at (908)526-4016 extension 105 or visit the website at http://www.sclsnj.org. The Somerset County Library System has branches in Bridgewater, Bound Brook, Hillsborough, Manville, at the Mary Jacobs Library in Rocky Hill, North Plainfield, Peapack & Gladstone, Somerville, Warren Township and Watchung.