The federal health insurance marketplace will reopen for enrollment on
Saturday, November 15.
Certified marketplace navigators from St. John's Medical Center and
Teton County Library will offer free appointments to people who do not
currently have health insurance, who are in jeopardy of losing insurance
coverage, who are interested in switching plans, or who are simply re-enrolling.
The navigators can help determine a person's eligibility for subsidies
through the marketplace.
Small business owners who want to investigate their options on the SHOP
(Small Business Health Options Program) marketplace are also encouraged
to meet with a navigator.
Navigators will provide one-hour private appointments at the Teton County
Library on Thursday evenings (at 6:00 and 7:00 pm) and on Saturday mornings
(at 10:00 am and 11:00 am) from November 15, 2014 through February 15,
2015. Call the Library front desk at 733-2164 to schedule your appointment.
During the 2013 open enrollment period, navigators from St. John's
and the Teton County Library provided one-on-one assistance to over 200
community members. In that time, more Teton County residents signed up
for marketplace insurance than any other county in Wyoming.
Starting in 2014, a fine, or “individual shared responsibility payment”
will be imposed upon all tax filers who have not had health insurance
for three consecutive months or more in a calendar year (unless the filer
meets criteria for an exemption).
For more information, please contact Julia Heemstra at St. John's Medical
Center Wellness Department at
email@example.com or 739-7244.
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