Attention Commonwealth Care enrollees living in Brookline. Your health insurance will switch to the federal Affordable Care Act as of January 1, 2014. You must re-enroll in your health insurance, and pay for the premium for the month of January 2014, no later than Sunday, December 15, 2013. The Brookline Department of Public Health will host an information session on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 6:30-8:00pm in the Denny Room, Brookline Department of Public Health, 11 Pierce Street, Brookline, to present the changes.

Brookline Department of Public Health staff and a representative from Health Care For All (HCFA) will discuss the mandated health insurance changes, coverage transitions, and also answer any questions. Francisco Ramos, HCFA, will be able to direct attendees to the Health Connector website, as well as other sites where assistance is available, and discuss the enrollment process. The information session is intended to make sure Brookline residents are aware of the changes and complete the necessary paperwork in time.

The federal Affordable Care Act takes effect on January 1, 2014 at which time the Commonwealth Care program will cease. All Commonwealth Care members must enroll into the Affordable Care Act by Sunday, December 15, 2013, and pay the January premium by that date. Health insurance coverage for current Commonwealth Care enrollees will lapse as of January 1, 2014, unless enrollees have re-enrolled in the Affordable Care Act by that date.

For further information, contact Chris Chanyasulkit,