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Subsidized Health Insurance Open Enrollment Ends February 15, 2015

For immediate release date: January 26, 2015
Contact: Anne Flanigan Bassi, Township Supervisor, (847) 432-3240, super@morainetownship.org

Subsidized Health Insurance Open Enrollment Ends February 15, 2015

Open enrollment under the Health Insurance Marketplace ends February 15, 2015. Absent a life event (e.g., marriage, divorce, job-loss) that qualifies someone for a special enrollment period, February 15 is the last day to enroll in a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare), and obtain premium subsidies.

"People can still obtain insurance through private brokers or insurance companies after February 15," notes Moraine Township Supervisor Anne Flanigan Bassi, "but help paying for the insurance will no longer be available."

Moraine Township has Certified Navigators available at no charge to work one-on-one with residents to help enrollees understand and compare coverage, costs, and financial assistance. The Township partners with the Lake County Health Department's Enroll Lake County effort and Get Covered Illinois on this effort.

Moraine Township Certified Navigators works one-on-one with local
resident to find the best insurance option for them.

Township Navigator Barbara Altman cautions that "people who are uninsured for more than three months in 2015 may be liable for a penalties when filing 2015 income tax returns in 2016, so enrolling while financial assistance is still available will ensure both savings and access to healthcare in the event of an accident or unexpected health event."

To schedule an appointment call Moraine Township 847-432-3240; appointments are available weekdays, weekends, and evenings.

Medicaid enrollments are accepted year-round, and the Township assists residents with Medicaid enrollment throughout the year.

For further information call Moraine Township 847-432-3240 or email super@morainetownship.org.

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

 

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