News ReleaseCity of Irvine
Public Information Office

1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606


Subject :

Understanding the Affordable Care Act
A free community forum to help individuals and families understand and navigate California’s health insurance marketplace
Contact :Craig Reem, Director of Public Affairs and Communications    949-724-6077
IRVINE, CA (January 6, 2014):  The City of Irvine, in partnership with Catholic Charities of Orange County and the Children’s Health Initiative of Orange County, will host a free community forum on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Wednesday, January 29 from 6-7:15 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center.

The Forum is designed to educate individuals and families about the recent changes in healthcare legislation and provide an overview of how to find and enroll in health insurance through the state’s Covered California program. Certified Enrollment Counselors will be available to answer questions.

Under the new health law, most Californians will be required to have health coverage starting in January 2014 or pay a fee. Open enrollment through the state’s health insurance marketplace is ongoing through March 31, 2014.

Register online, class # 138909, at or call 949-724-6610. For more information, call 949-724-6680 or visit

Since its incorporation in 1971, Irvine has become a nationally recognized city, with a population of 250,384, spans 66 square miles and is recognized as one of America’s safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine’s enviable quality of life. This family-friendly city features more than 16,000 acres of parks, sports fields and dedicated open space and is the home of the Orange County Great Park – the first great metropolitan park of the 21st century.  For more information, please visit