Open enrollment for Marketplace insurance under way

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Nov. 1 marked the first day of Open Enrollment for Insurance on the Marketplace, better known as Obamacare.

Having health coverage can relieve the stress of not knowing how much healthcare will cost if you get sick. With coverage consumers know the portion of health care costs they are responsible for, and what their plan will pay.

Plans on the Marketplace have to cover minimum essential benefits; outpatient care, emergency services, treatment in the hospital for inpatient care, care before and after a baby is born, mental health and substance use disorder services, prescription drugs, lab tests and pediatric services. They also get access to free or low-cost preventive care, which can keep people healthy and help them avoid more expensive medical problems in the future.

Persons who need assistance with insurance on the Marketplace can get help from a local licensed navigator by calling 765-655-2524 to schedule an appointment.

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