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Community Forum: Affordable Care Act 2015
Need Health Insurance? Got Questions?
Community Forum: Affordable Care Act 2015 (aka Obamacare)
November 19, 2014 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Highland Park High School Commons Room
Open Enrollment November 15, 2014 through February 15, 2015
Moraine Township and Family Service are once again partnering with GetCoveredIllinois and Enroll Lake County to assist residents in understanding options for obtaining affordable health insurance. The public is invited to an informational meeting November 19, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Highland Park High School's Commons Room.
Keynote speaker, Alicia Siani of EverThrive Illinois will help residents understand options for enrolling or re-enrolling for health insurance during open enrollment November 15, 2014 through February 15, 2015.
Topics will include new plans on the Marketplace, improved 2015 coverage, Medicaid expansion and changes, and penalties for not having health insurance.
The number of health insurance options available to Illinois residents will increase from 165 in 2014 to 410 choices in 2015 as more insurers enter the Marketplace to compete for consumers.
Both Moraine Township and Family Service will again offer Certified Navigators at no charge to work one-on-one with residents. Navigators have completed 40-50 hours of training and passed a criminal background check, and can help residents understand and compare coverage and costs of the various plans and also help ensure that enrollees receive the premium subsidies and cost-sharing reductions they may be income-qualified to receive.
Residents who are currently enrolled in health insurance plans through the Marketplace have two options. They may re-enroll in their existing plan for another year, or they can select a different plan for 2015. New plans will be available through the Marketplace for 2015.
Individuals and families who did not have health insurance for all or part of 2014 may be subject to a tax penalty when filing their 2014 federal tax return, and penalties increase in 2015.
To schedule an appointment at Moraine Township call 847-432-3240; appointments are available weekdays from 8:30 - 4:30, plus weekend and evening hours.
To schedule an appointment with Family Service call 847-432-4981; appointments available Monday through Friday.
For further information call Moraine Township 847-432-3240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moraine Township's website is www.morainetownship.org.
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