Open Enrollment Runs November 1 – December 15

Did you know it’s time to sign up for health coverage for 2021? If you need health insurance, you can now enroll at HealthCare.Gov. But hurry, the deadline to enroll in a plan is December 15th – so don’t delay! Trails Regional Library is here to help answer your questions and to help you find qualified assistance.

There are local Navigators available to assist you in the enrollment process:

Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri

  • Contact Shelly Harden at the Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri by calling 660-259-2790 for assistance.

Care Connection for Aging Services

Care Connection has licensed navigators to help people of all ages enroll in the Missouri Health Insurance Marketplace.Contact Care Connection at 1-800-748-7826.

Care Connection can help you to learn:

  • Which plans might work for you.
  • How much you might qualify for in tax credits.
  • Costs of insurance plans.
  • Free, unbiased information about how the Marketplace and policies work under the Affordable Care Act.
    (The MA4 Navigator project is 100% funded by a $300,000 cooperative agreement under Funding Opportunity Number CMS-CA-NAV18-001 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.)

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Most marketplace shoppers will qualify for financial help to lower their costs, too. In fact, 85 percent of current enrollees receive a tax credit to help lower their monthly premiums, and most pay less than $100/month for their plan.

And this year, there are new plans available at new prices. Even if you’ve looked before, it’s important to check out your options – coverage might be more affordable than you think.Already covered? Then help us spread the word about open enrollment and make sure your friends and family #getcovered too. There is far less support for outreach and advertising this year, so it’s up to all of us to get the word out. Ask your friends if they’re covered, post on social media, and remind everyone that December 15th is the final deadline to sign up for coverage in 2021.

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