There is still time to sign up for health insurance
Thursday, November 30, 2017
From your friends at United Way Fox Cities, Partnership Community Health Center, and United Way 2-1-1
Despite all the news from Washington DC, the Affordable Care Act and open enrollment in the federal marketplace is alive and well, but time is running out to get enrolled! Open Enrollment for the ACA federal marketplace ends on Friday December 15.
In the first 18 days of open enrollment, nearly 65,000 people in Wisconsin signed up for health insurance through healthcare.gov. Many who are re-enrolling this year have been surprised to learn that plans are more affordable than what was quoted in their renewal letter from their insurance company. That’s because the estimates in those letters don’t include updated financial assistance figures. On average, consumers who qualify for financial assistance will see higher levels of assistance this year as compared to last.
Local Navigators and Certified Application Counselors can help you determine which insurance plan will best meet your health care needs and your budget. The majority of individuals and families who purchase health insurance through healthcare.gov will qualify for financial assistance, and some may even find plans with monthly premiums between $0 and $100. Navigators and Certified Application Counselors can help make sure your application is complete and can explain how you might qualify for financial assistance to keep your costs low.
Call Partnership Community Health Center at 920-882-6420 or go to www.coveringwi.org/enroll to make an appointment with a Navigator, or call United Way 2-1-1 for assistance.
- Enroll soon: the final deadline this year is December 15. The open enrollment period is shorter this year, and there will likely be a lot of website and call center traffic in the final days of open enrollment. Beat the rush and enroll early.
- There is still a financial penalty if you do not have health insurance.
Accidents can happen anytime. Give yourself peace of mind and get covered. Comprehensive health coverage is the smart choice, prepare for the unexpected and get covered!