Certified Application Counselors will be available at CVMC’s Health First Center in Valley Hills Mall for free assistance in choosing and enrolling in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This community outreach program is offered to help boost enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace and to educate our community on selecting the best solution for their unique healthcare needs.
“With the enrollment deadline less than five weeks away, we are seeing a growing number of people who want one-on-one help to compare plans, walk through the process of enrolling and understand how they might qualify for a subsidy which will make coverage even more affordable,” said Sharon Smith, Health First Center Program Coordinator.
The goal of the ACA, also referred to as Obamacare, requires everyone to have some type of health insurance. This includes receiving treatment for pre-existing conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, mental illness, asthma and pregnancy. Those who are uninsured and don’t sign up will face a penalty when they file their tax returns next year.
“Some individuals are overwhelmed by the options and just need help getting through the enrollment process, necessary paperwork and websites,” said Marsha Armstrong, Certified Application Counselor.
One-hour appointments are available at the Health First Center on the following weekdays – March 5, 18, 19, 21, 25 and 26 from 10am to 4pm. Saturday appointments are available on March 15 and 22 from 10am to 12pm. Call 828.485.2300 ext 6201 for an appointment.