Counselors available at Van Buren County Health Department to assist with insurance enrollment

by | October 28, 2017 7:27 am

Visit the Van Buren County Community Health Center/Health Department to receive free, face-to-face assistance with applying for health insurance. Van Buren County Community Health Center/Health Department has a certified application counselor available to assist with applying for insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace for Affordable Care Act plans, TennCare and CoverKids.

Individuals and families may receive help applying, looking at different health insurance plans and enrolling. All health insurance offered through the Marketplace meets the minimum essential coverage requirements.

Counselors will help you learn about plans for which you qualify based on your income and the number of people in your household. You must apply for Marketplace plans during the open enrollment period beginning Nov. 1, 2017 and running through Dec. 15, 2017.  Open enrollment is shorter this year, so make sure you enroll/renew in time.

You may qualify for a special enrollment period if any of the following happen to you outside of the open enrollment period:  losing existing health insurance; moving; getting married; or having a child. You have 60 days from the time of the event to qualify for a special insurance enrollment! Get help throughout the year from your local health center with enrolling in a special enrollment period.

You may also receive assistance with applying for TennCare or CoverKids any time throughout the year.

Call the Van Buren County Community Health Center/Health Department today to see about scheduling an appointment at (931) 946-2438.

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