By Mountain Family Health Centers
Mountain Family Health Centers is prepared to assist residents signing up for health insurance or Medicaid during the enrollment period starting Wednesday, November 1st through Friday, January 12th.
This winter’s enrollment period is two weeks shorter than last year, and ends on a different day (Friday, January 12th). Mountain Family is pleased to provide no-charge assistance to help families understand their health insurance options for 2018, including tax subsidies, using the Connect for Health Colorado online insurance exchange, or signing up for Medicaid.
“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.” Tax subsidies will still be available to residents for 2018.
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. Mountain Family is also 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, 405 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, December 2nd, at the Pitkin County Department of Health and Human Services, 9am – 1pm
Saturday, December 9th, at the Garfield County Libraries Glenwood Springs branch (Community Room), 11am – 3pm
Saturday, January 6th, at the Garfield County Libraries Glenwood Springs branch (Community Room), 11am – 3pm