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African American Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment and Your Community

African American Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment and Your Community


[music] Hello, and welcome! Greetings. Greetings! I’m excited to share with you today. Serving our congregations, families and neighbors is our critical mission. One way to serve, is to ensure access to affordable quality health care and preventive services. Today, millions of uninsured people in our own communities can find coverage and take steps toward health and wholeness. You can play an important role in helping them by learning about the Health Insurance Marketplace and HealthCare.gov If you don’t have health insurance, or if someone you know doesn’t have coverage now is the time to enroll. Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace starts on November first and coverage can start as early as January first. You can apply for coverage and enroll online at HealthCare.gov. You can also apply and enroll over the phone by calling the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596. Representatives are available to help twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Help is also available from people in your community who are trained to assist you with applications and enrollment. Visit LocalHelp.HealthCare.gov to find assisters in your area. One application will check for eligibility for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or coverage through a Marketplace plan. During the last open enrollment period eight out of ten people qualified for premium tax credits that they used to lower their premium costs. In fact, most people qualify for financial help to make coverage more affordable and can find plans for seventy-five dollars or less per month. Don’t delay. Most people are required by law to have health insurance or they must pay a fee with their tax return and that fee goes up every year. To learn more, visit HealthCare.gov today. Marketplace open enrollment ends Janurary thirty-first. And for the latest news and updates about the Health Insurance Marketplace follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Health coverage is making a difference in the lives of millions of Americans by giving them access to care and services to improve their health. Helping uninsured individuals and families get health coverage is an important mission. It is an act of service. Education. And solidarity. For people in the communities and families we are called to serve.

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