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Open Enrollment for Health Insurance Marketplace

11/20/2017
When: Monday, November 20, 2017
8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Where: SMMC-Eligibility Services Office
1601 West 11th Place
Big Spring, Texas  79720
United States
Contact: Sylvia Herrera
432-268-4855

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From: Sylvia Herrera, Eligibility Services at SMMC To: Our Health Circle Email Blast: Most U.S. citizens are required to have health insurance. If you have uninsured friends or family members, we can help them sign up for coverage! Call to make an appointment with our application coordinator. 432-268-4855 Based on household income and dependents, your friends/family members may be eligible for health coverage at no cost through Medicaid. Others may be eligible for affordable health insurance on the Health Insurance Marketplace – and financial assistance towards the cost of premiums may be available from the government. This enrollment period runs November 1, 2017 – December 15, 2017. Comprehensive Insurance Coverage A person cannot be denied coverage because of a pre-existing health condition. Some of the health benefits on every plan on the Health Insurance Marketplace include: • free preventive care and wellness services • doctor visits • prescription drugs • hospital and emergency department care • lab services • chronic disease management • pediatric services The penalty fee for not having insurance has increased this year. If you can afford health insurance coverage, but don’t sign up, you may have to pay a penalty. For more information about this year’s penalty fees, visit healthcare.gov/fees. Encourage your uninsured friend of family member to call for an appointment with our application coordinator, 432-268-4855