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Health Insurance Must Be Purchased by December 15th for Coverage on January 1st

November 16, 2017 by Mountain Family0

By Mountain Family Health Centers

In order to guarantee health insurance coverage on January 1st, 2018, residents must purchase a health insurance plan by December 15th, 2017. Mountain Family is pleased to provide free assistance to help families understand their health insurance options for 2018, which may include tax subsidies, using the Connect for Health Colorado online insurance exchange, or signing up for Medicaid. Tax subsidies will still be available to residents for 2018.

“We hear from people who think the health insurance requirement is going away,” says Silvia Santana, Mountain Family’s Outreach and Enrollment Manager. “But it’s still in place, and it doesn’t hurt to come find out what insurance plans are available.”

Mountain Family hosts free enrollment appointments for residents to meet with a certified Assister (also called Health Coverage Guide). To make an appointment, please call 970-928-1614 or email EnrollmentHelp@mountainfamily.org. All Assisters speak English and Spanish, and the enrollment period lasts until Friday, January 12th, 2018.

Residents must bring the following documents and information to enrollment appointments or walk-in events (see event list below):

1) Social Security numbers for everyone in the household
2) Dates of birth for everyone in the household
3) Proof of legal status, residence card, work or student visa, citizenship certificate or certificate number
4) Income documents (Tax return, W-2, check stub, unemployment letter, Social Security award letter or bank statement.)
5) Username and password for existing Connect for Health Colorado accounts 

Mountain Family is partnering with Garfield, Eagle, and Pitkin counties to offer assistance at county offices:

Mondays, November 6th – January 8th at Eagle County Health and Human Services, 551 Broadway St, Eagle, CO 81631

Tuesdays, November 7th – January 9th at Pitkin County Department of Human Services, 0405 Castle Creek Road, Aspen, CO 81611

Fridays, November 3rd – January 12th at Garfield County Department of Human Services, 108 8th Street, Suite 300, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Mountain Family will host health insurance enrollment walk-in events on the following dates & locations:

Saturday, November 11th, 9am – 2pm, at the Third Street Center, 520 South Third Street, Carbondale, CO 81623

Saturday, December 2nd, 9am – 1pm, at Pitkin County Department of Human Services, 0405 Castle Creek Road, Aspen, CO 81611 

Saturday, December 9th, 11am – 3pm, at the Garfield County Libraries Glenwood Springs branch (Community Room), 815 Cooper Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Saturday, January 6th, 11am – 3pm, at the Garfield County Libraries Glenwood Springs branch (Community Room), 815 Cooper Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

 

             


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