Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Kicks Off November 1

(October 29, 2015) – Memorial Health encourages those without health insurance to “Get Covered, Stay Covered” during the open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace. Open enrollment begins November 1 and continues through January 31, 2016. 

Certified navigators are available to answer questions and offer enrollment assistance at J.C. Lewis Primary Health Care Center and Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Inc. Licensed brokers at Bill Lucas Insurance can provide information on plan comparisons and assist with enrollment. All of these resources are free for consumers.

All Marketplace insurance plans cover physician visits, hospitalizations, pregnancy care, emergency department visits, and prescriptions. Financial help may be available for those who qualify, based on their income. Coverage is available to all U.S. citizens and documented immigrants. Qualifying health plans cannot deny coverage to any individual with a pre-existing condition.

Those who enroll by December 15 will receive coverage beginning January 1, 2016. There are three ways to enroll: by phone (800-318-2596), online at healthcare.gov, or by appointment with a certified navigator.

Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital, a 604-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary and specialty care physician networks; a major medical education program; business and industry services; and NurseOne, a 24-hour call center. You can follow us at facebook.com/memorialhealth, twitter.com/mymemorial, instagram.com/memorial_health, and youtube.com/memorialhealth.