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TIME SENSITIVE: Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment shortened to 45 days for 2018

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Contact: Anne Flanigan Bassi, Township Supervisor, (847) 432-3240, super@morainetownship.org

TIME SENSITIVE: Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment shortened to 45 days for 2018

Moraine Township will once again offer assistance to residents to enroll for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Open Enrollment begins November 1, 2017 and ends December 15, 2017.

Trained and Certified counselors are available to work one-on-one with residents to help them understand their options, balance their medical needs and budgets, compare coverage and costs, and help ensure that enrollees receive the premium subsidies and cost-sharing reductions they may be income-qualified to receive.

In prior years residents have had 90 days for open enrollment, extending into January of the next year. This year open enrollment ends December 15.

"We are very concerned that many participants in the Health Insurance Marketplace will not be aware of this abbreviated open enrollment period and will miss out of health insurance for all of 2018 if they are not enrolled by December 15," notes 5-year Certified Application Counselor volunteer Barbara Altman.

Residents who are currently enrolled in health insurance plans through the Marketplace have two options. They can:

  • re-enroll in their existing plan for another year;
  • select a different plan for 2018
Enrollees may find it beneficial to learn about changes that may have taken place in their existing plan, or review details and compare costs of alternative plans.

Appointments will be available weekdays plus some weekend and evening hours. To schedule an appointment call 847-432-3240.

For further information contact Supervisor Bassi by phone 847-432-3240 or email super@morainetownship.org.

Moraine Township's website is www.morainetownship.org.

 

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