Healthcare Marketplace Enrollment with Children’s Books on Wheels (CBOW)

By: Margie Taylor
| Published 12/01/2022


CONROE, TX -- Children’s Books on Wheels (CBOW) is hosting Marketplace Enrollment assistance from now until January 15, 2023, with a scheduled appointment at no cost. Healthcare Marketplace Navigators offer services in multiple languages to assist with enrollment.

Individuals may be able to get more savings and lower costs on Marketplace Health Insurance coverage due to the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Under the new law additional individuals qualify for help paying for health coverage, even those who weren’t eligible in the past. Those currently enrolled in a Marketplace plan may qualify for more tax credits. Health insurance premiums will reflect new savings in monthly payments. Consumers who enroll by December 15, receive coverage January 1, 2023, and those that enroll by January 15 can receive health coverage beginning February 1.

Every health plan in the Marketplace offers the same set of essential comprehensive health benefits including doctor visits, preventive care, hospitalization, prescriptions, and preventative care. Comparison plans allow families to make a choice based on price, benefits, and other features. Consumers can take advantage of increased financial help on high-quality health care plans when they enroll in coverage.

Every year health plan options change in cost, coverage, and participating providers, which is why it is important for consumers with plans to come back and compare plans as they may find something better and more affordable. Health insurance options of coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. When you apply for coverage, you can see all your options and enroll. For an appointment contact Executive Director, Rita Wiltz by calling 281-844-7596 or emailing Spanish speaking families can contact Maria Cortes 713-322-4283 for an appointment.
[wolml:italic]“Time is running out to sign up,” said Rita Wiltz, Executive Director, CBOW. “Uninsured, Under-insured, Individuals and families should apply or renew their current plan. Our Healthcare Marketplace Certified Navigators have been providing diverse services with over 11 years of experience.”[/wolml:italic]

Children’s Books on Wheels was established in 2004 as a 501c3 nonprofit offering access to free books to all communities in Montgomery County. Seventy five percent of the population served by CBOW are at or below the poverty level. Rita Wiltz, Executive Director, and Founder, with her mobile team travel to community events, churches, businesses, and other non-profits in north, south, east, and west counties. Each year about 8,000 books are distributed throughout the community.

Other services offered by CBOW include assistance of social services in multiple languages to the unserved and underserved including free year-round tax services by IRS certified volunteers at no charge for eligible individuals, Project Re-Set assisting with trainings for technical fields that require OSHA10 or OSHA30, Confined Space, First Aid + AED training, and Forklift training certification, and KIDSTECH digital literacy to make reading accessible to all. Along with Project FUEL “A Breath of Fresh Air” family sessions.

The mission of Children’s Books on Wheels is to promote literacy by providing books and educational literature to Pre-K through 12th grade students and their families. Learn more about Children’s Books on Wheels by visiting their website or on their Facebook page