Take action and enroll in Marketplace Health Insurance before it’s too late
(Des Moines, IA) – The 2015 open enrollment and re-enrollment period to enroll in Marketplace Health Insurance ends February 15, 2015. The Polk County Health Department, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa, A Mid-Organizing Strategy (AMOS) and Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines will host a health insurance enrollment fair on Saturday, February 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Evelyn Davis Center (801 University Ave, Unit 3 in Des Moines) to help individuals and families through the health insurance process.
“Health insurance coverage increase families’ access to preventative services. Each day without insurance puts those families at risk of the possibility of facing an illness or injury that could have been prevented earlier,” said Rick Kozin, Polk County Health Department Director. “We encourage individuals and families to find out which plan is the best for them and to not wait until the last minute to sign up for health insurance.”
In order to help individuals understand their choices and assist them with the sign-up process, the health fair will be staffed by professionals, which will provide individuals with one-on-one enrollment assistance from licensed navigators and certified application counselors. This enrollment fair will provide individuals with detailed information about each Marketplace Health Insurance Plan offered in Iowa and can help determine eligibility for Marketplace subsidies.
“Having health insurance puts your mind at ease knowing you and your family are covered in case of an unexpected illness or accident,” said Kozin. “Health insurance can also help reduce the financial burden if the unexpected happens.”
In order to complete the enrollment application at the fair, please bring the following information:
- Current ID
- Social Security Card
- 2013 Income Tax Returns
- If working, last pay stub
- Every client must have an email address to receive notice of coverage decisions and requests for additional information.
To learn more visit www.healthcare.gov or call Nola at (515) 286-3848 with questions about the enrollment fair.