DeTar can help people sign up for Health Insurance Marketplace
Nov. 29, 2013 at 5:29 a.m.
Health Insurance Marketplace
• Open enrollment runs through March 31.
• Those enrolled by Dec. 23 will have health insurance effective Jan. 1.
• To make an appointment for sign-up help for the Health Insurance Marketplace or Medicaid, call 361-788-6119
DeTar Healthcare System is offering help to people who want to sign up for the Health Insurance Marketplace.
While the federal site may not be fully functional yet, DeTar Healthcare System's application counselors can help make things more clear and assist with the sign-up process, according to a news release from DeTar.
People who enroll Dec. 23 will have health insurance Jan. 1, according to the news release.
A primary goal of the Affordable Care Act is to help eligible Americans gain access to affordable health care. Most U.S. citizens are required to enroll for health insurance by March 31.
Based on household income and dependents, you may be eligible for health insurance coverage at no cost through Medicaid. Or you may be eligible for new health insurance options on the Health Insurance Marketplace - and financial help toward the cost of premiums may be available.
"This is where DeTar can help," said Judith Barefield, hospital spokesperson. "With many people in our community lacking access to a computer or having difficulty enrolling on the government's website, our application counselors can help. We can assist individuals and their families evaluate the available health plan options and determine if they are eligible for Medicaid or other financial assistance."