Renee tells us why health insurance is so important to her and her family. Click on the photo below:
Open Enrollment 2015-2016
Having health insurance is important to your health so don't delay! Go to www.healthcare.gov to compare health insurance plans. The health insurance marketplace will be open this year from November 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016.
Think you can't afford it? If you meet the income levels, you may get financial help paying for your plan, and you cannot be denied coverage if you have any existing health conditions. Last year, more than 92% of people in North Carolina who enrolled in the marketplace got financial help.
As you consider which plan meets your needs, please keep in mind things that are important to you. For example, does the plan you are considering cover any medications you may be taking and what are the copay amounts. Also, look to see if your doctor participates in the plan. These are but two examples of things you may want to consider in choosing a plan.
If you chose a plan last year, remember to go to the website this year not only to update your information but to look at any new plans that are offered. The plan selections can change from year to year.
Do you want free help from a certified counselor at UNC Family Medicine?
We are here to help! Call Tim Smith at 919-545-3440 to schedule a time.
Do you want to get free help outside of UNC FM?
Legal Aid of North Carolina: 855-733-3711 to schedule an appointment with a navigator statewide or on-line at http:connector.getcovered.org (English & Spanish)
Mondays and Thursdays, 5pm-8pm & Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 9am-5pm
We will post community events here as we learn about these throughout open enrollment!
To select a health plan or to ask a question: https://www.healthcare.gov/
To see a video on the Health Insurance Marketplace, calculate subsidy amounts, or ask a question: http://healthreform.kff.org/