Updated November 2019
Since 2018, United Way for Greater Austin has partnered with Lyft in a variety of ways to support the transportation needs of our 2-1-1 callers. This post may no longer accurately reflect our current partnership with Lyft. Please call 2-1-1 for the most up-to-date information.
AUSTIN, Texas — With less than a month left to enroll in a health care plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace, Central Health and United Way for Greater Austin have teamed up to ensure residents have a ride to and from enrollment sites in Travis County.
• 2019 Open Enrollment Period runs from November 1 to December 15
• Residents should call 211 to schedule a free appointment
• Only Travis County residents are eligible for the free Lyft rides
The 2019 Open Enrollment Period runs from November 1 to December 15. Central Health wants to ensure residents have the help they need to get health insurance by offering free enrollment and transportation assistance.
Residents can call United Way at 211 to schedule a free appointment with an enrollment counselor at a location closest to them from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. every Monday through Friday until December 14.
When calling that number, people can also schedule a ride with local rides-haring company Lyft to and from their appointment. Central Health has agreed to reimburse United Way for the cost of the rides, but not to exceed $10,000.
Only Travis County residents are eligible for the free Lyft rides. Bilingual enrollment specialists are available to assist Spanish-speaking residents.