Get local help enrolling in the ACA health marketplace

Submitted by VNA Health Care
Posted2/25/2014 3:27 PM

VNA Health Care will host an information and enrollment session on the Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance Marketplace, and Medicaid from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 1, in the Huntley Room in the lower level of the St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixth Ave. Drop in anytime, no appointment needed.

To begin the enrollment process, individuals must bring social security numbers for all family members, 2013 tax return (or 2012 if 2013 is not available), employer and income information for every member of the household who needs coverage, and if applicable, the permanent resident card for all family members.

A certified Navigator from VNA will offer enrollment assistance, answer questions and talk about who is eligible for the newly expanded Medicaid program, what is offered and how to get coverage on the Illinois Marketplace, and other benefits available. There is no charge for this assistance. For details, call (630) 482-8130.

VNA Health Care provides affordable health care to more than 50,000 women, men and children living primarily in Kane, DuPage, and Will counties. VNA runs eight community health centers called Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) which have received national recognition by HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration) for exceeding national quality standards in family practice, OB/GYN and pediatric health services.

VNA is committed to helping the uninsured in the area enroll in the expanded Medicaid program as well as the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace.

To assist in this work, it has applied for and received $1.2 million in grant funding and has hired a total of over 45 full and part-time Illinois Assisters and Navigators.