ACA outreach begins on campus next week

San Jose State University’s Health Insurance Education Project team will host their first question and answer information sessions next week. The sessions are open to students, faculty, staff and their families. It will be a chance to ask questions about the Affordable Care Act and for those in attendance to find out if they qualify for free or low-cost health insurance.

View the flier below:

Affordable Care Act Q&A Sessions-Oct 2013-SJSU CSU HIEP

The local effort is part of statewide effort through California State University to reach uninsured college students, campus staff members and their families about the options with the new California health exchange, Covered California.

The local sessions will be held in Engineering 189 on the following dates/times:

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 11-1:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 3:10-3:40 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 3:45-4:15 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 24, 1:45-2:15 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2:20-2:50 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 6:30-7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 7:05 p.m. – 7:35 p.m.

The team will be announcing future sessions and is also looking into streaming some of the events for those who can’t make it in person.

The meetings are being hosted by the SJSU HIEP team, which is also available to meet in classrooms or at campus events through March 2014, during the open enrollment period for Covered California. The eight sessions next week are being sponsored by the CSU Health Insurance Education Project, the College of Applied Sciences and Arts, Cal State Student Association, the Health Science and Recreation Department, the School of Social Work, the Accessible Education Center and Student Health Center.

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Get clarity on national healthcare

Since open enrollment started in October for Covered California, the health insurance exchange that was created for the state as part of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act, many people are still confused about what it all means for them.

A Health Science & Recreation faculty member and two masters of public health students are on a mission to change provide some clarity. Anji Buckner and her students are in charge of the San Jose State University Health Insurance Education Program. They will be available from now until March 31, 2014 to provide outreach and education to students, their families and part-time employees who may benefit from the new health insurance exchange. They are already taking requests for presentations in classes or at group meetings. They’ve tailored the talk to 5, 10 or 15-minute presentations to meet the needs of busy students, faculty and staff.

The group is just one of many in the state who are working to educate college students on health insurance options, as college students are the largest uninsured population in the state.

Where to go if you have questions about Covered California or the CSU HIEP?   
1. Learn more about Covered California online at
3. Stay up to date with campus events: Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @sjsuhiep (, and add yourself to the SJSU HIEP email listserv
4. Email the SJSU HIEP Campus Coordinators & Certified Covered California Educators Keri Simmons and Van Nguyen at
5. Contact the Northern California HIEP faculty supervisor Anji Buckner at

Download a flyer below:

SJSU CSU Health Insurance Education Project STUDENT Outreach Flyer