PACE to help with health insurance, fuel assistance Nov. 1

NEW BEDFORD — The PACE Health Access Program will assist anyone who wants to apply for health insurance through the Massachusetts Health Connector or Mass Health on Nov. 1 at the PACE Main Office, 166 William St.

Connector navigators will be on hand to assist clients with their applications. People who want to apply for the first time or want to change their insurance plans must do this during the open enrollment from Nov 1 through Jan. 23, according to a news release. Persons applying should bring their last two pay stubs and photo ID.

Appointments are recommended by calling PACE at 508-999-9920.

On Nov. 1, the Southcoast Health van will provide flu shots as well as blood pressure checks and a wellness checkup from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Nov. 1 is also the first day of fuel assistance, which ends April 30. The program assists income-eligible persons who need assistance paying their heating bills during the winter.

Clients who received a re-certification in the mail should be returning them with any changes noted on the application as well as their current income. Fuel Assistance Case Managers will be on hand to make appointments and answer questions, too.

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Josh Amaral

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