An Obamacare enrollment center has opened on Hamburg Turnpike in Wayne.
The new facility, which is open until March 31, is part of a strategy to encouragement enrollment in Obamacare, NorthJersey.com reported Monday.
Only 3,300 New Jerseyans have selected a plan offered under Obamacare; 51,000 applications, covering 95,800 people, have been submitted on healthcare.gov, the mismanaged website the federal government set up to help Americans enroll in Obamacare, a report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows. The site has been plagued by technical problems since it went online earlier this year. The problems were allegedly rectified Dec. 1, but error messages continue to pop up for some people.
The staff at the facility will use the website to enroll people in the plan.
Residents can walk in and get help at the facility seven days a week, but appointments are also welcome.
Enrollment applications must complete by Dec. 23. Coverage begins Jan. 1. Uninsured residents have until March 31 to enroll in the plan or face a tax penalty.
The site is located at 1211 Hamburg Turnpike, Suite 201. For more information, or to make an appointment, call 201-414-0465. It is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.