Affordable Care Act
As most Americans are aware, the Health Insurance Marketplace opened for public enrollment on October 1, 2013. Since then, many improvements have been made to ease the application process for the health insurance options.
There are four (4) main ways that a person can apply for Marketplace insurance coverage: online, by telephone, by paper application, or in person with an assistant. Although the Marketplace website (www.healthcare.gov) had start up problems, it is still the most real time method to shop for your own personal insurance and compare health plans. A person can create an account for the system, fill out the application, and obtain real-life, personal quotes for the various insurance plans and tax credits available.
To complete a telephone application, you can call 1-800-318-2596 where the Marketplace has customer service representatives to work with you to complete the application and enrollment process. Paper applications are also available by calling the number above. A PDF version of the paper application was added to the Marketplace website, so it can also be printed from there.
But here at Barnes-Kasson Hospital, we realize many people don’t feel comfortable using technology or have the technology available to use. We have trained staff members that are certified as application counselors to assist you in the application process. Our counselors will provide one on one assistance to complete your application or assist you with an ongoing application.
To schedule an appointment or ask general questions about the application process please contact:
Certified Application Counselor
570-853-3135 Ext. 522