Councilman Peter Koo along with MetroPlus Health Plan are hosting a seminar titled Health Plan Option for Immigrants to educate the immigrant community on the different health care options the city offers. Open enrollment in the health care market place is opening soon and a multitude of options are available to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals and lawfully present immigrants.
The free seminar will take place at the Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St., on Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“Too often, health insurance is viewed as a luxury new immigrants can’t afford, and when a serious emergency occurs, the cost of medical care can quickly spiral out of control,” Koo said in a release. “I encourage anyone who is uninsured and exploring health care options to take advantage of this free seminar.”