Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace opens Nov. 1, and professionally trained Certified Application Counselors (CACs) at Sampson Regional Medical Center are standing by to help. The hospital’s CACs can assist community members with enrollment/re-enrollment in affordable, quality health plans through Jan. 31, 2016.
The next couple of months provide individuals and families an opportunity to review coverage options, find out if they qualify for financial assistance, and sign up or re-enroll for a plan that meets their needs.
The Affordable Care Act allows individuals to compare health insurance plans and prices side by side and choose the one that best fits their needs and budget. Help is available locally at Sampson Regional Medical Center. Community members can schedule an appointment and work in-person with trained professionals who can answer their questions and walk them through the sign up process – all at no cost.
Individuals and families can also work through the process independently by visiting HealthCare.gov. HealthCare.gov is a simple way for uninsured Americans and their families to purchase health insurance. By visiting the site, all Americans can find an affordable health insurance plan that meets their needs and fits their budget without being denied or charged more because of pre-existing conditions. All plans at HealthCare.gov offer guaranteed essential benefits including low- or no- cost vaccines, screening tests, check-ups, and more.
By completing one application on HealthCare.gov, a consumer will be able to see if their income qualifies them for a subsidy toward a monthly premium. They may also be eligible for free or low-cost coverage available through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
Certified Application Counselors at Sampson Regional Medical Center are prepared to help both patients and community members understand or enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace.
For more information, call 910-596-4281, email [email protected], or visit SRMC online at www.SampsonRMC.org/enrollment.