With the Health Insurance Marketplace officially open, many uninsured and under-insured members of our community are ready to enroll in a health insurance plan and obtain information about how to use the Premium Tax Credit. To assist individuals in finding a suitable plan and information about the tax credit, a free health care enrollment/premium tax credit event will be held on Saturday, December 14 at Millstream Career Center, 1150 Broad Ave.
Free application assistance will be provided by trained health care navigators and certified application counselors. Through the Health Insurance Marketplace set up under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, uninsured and under-insured citizens can compare coverage options side-by-side. Learn about their eligibility for premium tax credits designed to lower premium costs, and enroll in a Qualified Health Plan (QHP). Open enrollment will continue through March 31, 2014. Coverage will begin January 1, 2014 for all individuals who enroll prior to December 15, 2013.
Residents interested in making an appointment should dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-650-4357 to schedule. Information and instructions will be emailed or mailed to those who schedule appointments. Forms can also be picked up at United Way of Hancock County, 245 Stanford Pkwy. Appointments will be scheduled between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Beverly Phillips, community services director at United Way of Hancock County at Beverly.firstname.lastname@example.org