Event to help low income residents sign up for healthcare

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Cherry Health is hosting a free event to help low income residents get access to affordable healthcare coverage.

The event is happening on Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Kent District Library Wyoming Branch, located at 3350 Michael Avenue.

Enrollment staff will be on-hand to provide information about Healthy Michigan, and how to sign up for health insurance or renew current insurance. Spanish assistance will also be available.

Individuals and families should bring the following information: Income documents (paycheck, W-2, tax return, social security award letter etc.), social security numbers and IDs for all applicants, and if applicable your username and password for your MIBridges accounts.

The entire event is free of charge and open to the public. No reservations are required.

For more information, please call 866.299.1339 or visit

Gilma Marquez, a supervisor and community navigator at Cherry Health, joined Daybreak to talk about the free event to sign up for healthcare coverage. Watch her entire interview by clicking on the video player above.

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