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EnrollSA is offering assistance in considering those choices with certified application counselors every day on EnrollSA.com or by calling 210-977-7997, said Ana Maria Garza Cortez, vice president and chief development officer at CentroMed. Limited in-person services are available by appointment only because of physical distancing requirements. As of Friday, EnrollSA had completed 1,405 appointments, which led to filing 1,140 marketplace applications. So far, 758 of those have enrolled in health plans on the exchange. Last year, the organization enrolled 2,019 individuals with many scrambling to file just before the deadline. Currently, more than 11 million Americans purchase their health plans through the ACA marketplace, including nearly 65,000 in the San Antonio area. More than 80 percent of consumers are eligible for financial assistance, which can reduce the cost of monthly premiums, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff noted at the news conference a total noob earlier this week. Mayor Ron Nirenberg talked about the peace of mind that comes with having comprehensive medical insurance — a real concern during COVID-19, which can lead to high medical bills even for those not hospitalized. Even before the pandemic, outreach for this six-week open enrollment period was going to be harder than in previous years. Methodist Healthcare Ministries CEO Jaime Wesolowski described massive cuts in federal funding for marketing and advertising, leaving the public to figure out coverage options on their own or skip it altogether. San Antonio is the biggest city in Texas without any funding through the federally facilitated navigator program.

https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Public-officials-urge-San-Antonians-to-enroll-15758377.php [Training]

European Tour CEO Keith Pelley has quashed any suggestion that financial difficulties were behind the decision to forge a new ‘strategic alliance’ with the PGA Tour. The two Tours jointly announced on Friday a new historic partnership , that will see the organisations work more closely together on scheduling and playing opportunities for members. The PGA Tour will acquire a minority investment stake in European Tour Productions and their commissioner Jay Monahan will take a seat on the board of the European Tour, with Pelley believing the agreement is of benefit to both organisations. "If this was a financial situation, we would have done far more than a strategic alliance with a minority investment," Pelley told a media conference. "I can tell you we are categorically not in financial difficulties. Keith Pelley says a merger between the European Tour and PGA Tour is 'miles away' after announcing they will work together in partnership. Keith Pelley says a merger between the European Tour and PGA Tour is 'miles away' after announcing they will work together in partnership. "We are in robust financial health with a very strong balance sheet, strongest ever and a strong support of networks of partners. We have played 23 events since July in Q3 and Q4, creating 15 from scratch, showing incredible resilience and flexibility. "Also, at the same time, funding a health strategy and Covid testing of another three million.

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