Health care information fair in SC Lowcountry

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP/WCIV) - Charleston and North Charleston are getting together to help people navigate the new health care law.

The cities are hosting an Affordable Healthcare Information Fair at the Charleston Area Convention Center on Sunday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The fair offers residents a chance to meet with certified agents and application counselors and ask questions about ways to enroll for health insurance through the federal health care marketplace. No appointments are needed and there are informational presentations every 30 minutes about the federal health care act.

North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey says the fair is designed to help eliminate confusion about the act while Charleston Mayor Joe Riley says the fair gives folks a chance to learn more about the health care marketplace.

If you cannot make it to the event, below is contact information for local navigators, application counselors and certified agents.


Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce (843) 986-1102

DECO Recovery Management 1-866-441-DECO (3326)

Palmetto Project (843) 577-4122

SC Progressive Network (843 (475) 2859

Certified On-Site Agents/Brokers

Larry D. Shirley & Associates, Charleston (843) 860-2372

American Eagle Insurance Agency, Ladson (843) 824-9225

Better Employee Benefits, LLC, Charleston (843) 270-15555

Cannady Agency, Walterboro (843) 549-1846

Certified Application Counselors

Franklin C. Fetter Family Health Center (843) 722-4112

St. James Santee Family Health Center (843) 887-3274