Peachtree - Murphy Medical Center will be hosting a free information and enrollment event for consumers wishing to renew, enroll for 2016, or seek a waiver from the fine for not having healthcare insurance in either 2015 or 2016.
A panel of Certified Marketplace Navigators will be at the facility on Thursday, January 14 from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm in the Travis E. Green Conference Center, adjacent to the hospital lobby at 3990 E. US Hwy 64 Alternate.
“We had a great turnout at our December event,” stated Marian Sparks, Certified Marketplace Navigator at Mountain Projects. “We’re encouraging everyone who is seeking affordable healthcare coverage to join us this Thursday.”
Since 2014, federal law requires everyone be covered or have an exemption from the tax penalty for not enrolling in coverage.
For 2016 coverage, the Open Enrollment Period ends January 31. People may qualify for Special Enrollment Periods allowing them to enroll outside of Open Enrollment if they have certain life events, like getting married, having a baby, or losing other coverage.
Mountain Projects Healthcare Marketplace Navigators are trained, certified and ready to help. These navigators are free, unbiased, impartial enrollment assisters for the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Those wishing to attend should come prepared with their social security number, employer and income information and current health insurance policy numbers for every family member needing coverage. For those who have already created an account at healthcare.gov, login name and password information should be brought as well. An enrollment session with a navigator usually takes less than two hours.
For more information, or to pre-register for the event, please call Marian Sparks at (828) 400-3149 for Clay and Cherokee counties, Susan Moore at (828) 400-5461 for Andrews, Marble, Granny Squirrel and Topton, or Linda Fitzsimmons for Graham and Swain counties at (828) 550-7908.
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