EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ --East Brunswick Public Library is teaming up with the Family Resource Network to host the online workshop "What You Need to Know: Health Insurance Open Enrollment in NJ" this fall.


The program is presented online using Zoom four times; in English on Monday, November 16 at 12:00 pm and Tuesday, December 8 at 2:00 pm, and in Spanish on Wednesday, November 18 at 12:00 pm and Wednesday, December 2 at 12:00 pm.


This workshop explains open enrollment for health insurance. The different options that are available to New Jersey residents will be explored, as well as the New Jersey-based insurance exchange called Get Covered NJ. Following each presentation, there will be a question and answer period.

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"What You Need to Know: Health Insurance Open Enrollment in NJ"  is presented by Renata Svincicka and Yamilet Zegarra.


Svincicka, M.P.A., is the Community Health Manager at the Family Resource Network. She oversees the Navigator program and manages the day-to-day operations of the Health Innovations team.

Svincicka earned her graduate degree with honors in Public Administration of Health from The Nathan Weiss Graduate College at Kean University and her undergraduate degree with honors in Psychology from Kean University. During her graduate school career, Renata had served as the President of the Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society. She is now pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Health from Walden University.


Zegarra, M.H.A is the Bilingual Navigator/ Resource Coordinator with a master's degree in Health Administrations, and Health Administration Certification, from Capella University. She obtained a bachelor's degree in Romance Languages and Latin Studies with a specialization degree in Medical English and Spanish Translation and Interpretation and graduated from Hunter College. She has also had the opportunity to work with primary care providers and patients in her dual role as Primary Care Patient Navigator and Medical Interpreter in Jamaica Hospital in New York City. As well working with the Hispanic community for health insurance enrollment process as Health Coordinator and Community Health Worker in New Jersey since 2015.


Both the English and Spanish language sessions will be recorded for later viewing on the library's website.


This program is offered through the library's "Just For The Health Of It" consumer health and wellness initiative. Additional health programs and resources can be found online at www.justforthehealthofit.org.