By Aixa Lopez, Lyndhurst, NJ
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ in collaboration with the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of NJ hosted “Brunch with Beneficios,” a series of four (4) events mainly looking for female ambassadors to help spread an important message to their friends and families. While plenty of men and women benefit from the Affordable Care Act, women benefit particularly from new protections and new possibilities because they are historically the healthcare decision-makers in families. Women are often the health gatekeepers in their families, so Horizon developed “Brunch con Beneficios” to educate and engage Latinas.
“We understand that Latinas are not only consumers but trusted messengers who can inform their friends and family about enrollment deadlines and opportunities to get them covered,” indicated Jazlyn Carvajal, Executive Director. “As women, we are uniquely poised to play an influential role as messengers for friends, family members, and the entire community. Horizon understands the need to bridge the language and cultural gaps that can interfere with Hispanics’ access to medical services that can keep them well and to treat them when they are sick. By attending this year’s Brunch, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the Affordable Care Act and Open Enrollment period before the deadlines to apply or change your coverage passes“, Jazlyn emphasized.
Join us to learn more about how The Affordable Care Act changes will affect you and help someone you love to get covered or stay covered before this Open Enrollment period ends. The events were held in January 2017. The chamber’s website included links to venues and registration [www.shccnj.org]. There were free tickets to Marc Anthony’s concert in early February.
About the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
As a not-for-profit organization for over 25 years, The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of NJ (SHCCNJ) has become the voice of the 80,000 Hispanic Owned businesses that contribute over 12 Billion to the State’s economy. The Chamber is the premier vehicle to access the Latino community and its formidable purchasing power, as evidenced by our growth of non-Hispanic membership reaching 45 percent.