offering new free service
St. Mary’s Hospital is offering a new free service to help people find affordable health insurance.
If you would like more information or help with the Affordable Care Act enrollment process please call St. Mary’s Hospital at 962-3251 and ask for one of our In-Person-Assistors
A primary goal of the Affordable Care Act is to help the 17% uninsured and eligible in Idaho gain access to quality, affordable healthcare. Central to this goal is the creation of the Health Insurance Marketplace. Through the Marketplace, eligible Americans will be able to enroll in a health plan to get coverage.
The Marketplace is a destination where consumers can compare insurance options in simple easy to understand language. At the Marketplace, consumers will be able to compare insurance options based on price, benefits, quality and other factors with a clear picture of premiums and cost-sharing amounts to help them choose the insurance that best fits their needs.
Financial help to lower costs is available for people who qualify. Consumers may be eligible for a free or low cost plan, or savings that lower monthly premiums right away.
The open enrollment period ends March 31st. People are encouraged to sign up well before that date to prevent last-minute logjams. Enrolling any time between now and March 31 provides insurance coverage during 2014.
The SMH In-Person-Assistors have helped many people so far and a couple of their comments are; “I don’t know what I would have done without your help, thank you so much,” and “Thank you for helping me understand this better, it is a lot simpler than I thought.”