With the Health Insurance Marketplace officially open, many uninsured and underinsured members of our community are looking to enroll in a health insurance plan. To assist individuals in finding a suitable plan, Fulton County Health Center is partnering with the Ohio Association of Foodbanks to offer a free health care enrollment event offering services the second and fourth Fridays and the third Thursday of each month.
Free application assistance is provided by trained health care Navigators and certified application counselors.
Through the Health Insurance Marketplace set up under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, uninsured and underinsured Ohioans can compare coverage options side-by-side, learn about their eligibility for premium tax credits designed to lower premium costs, and enroll in a Qualified Health Plan (QHP). Open enrollment will continue through March 31, 2014.
Residents interested in making an appointment for the enrollment event can call 419-779-8679.
Ohioans can visit sites like www.healthcare.gov to apply on their own. Those seeking help with enrolling can call 1-800-648-1176 or visit www.ohioforhealth.org to find assistance.