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Local Briefs Nov. 19

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Care Connection to provide help with Health Insurance Marketplace

Care Connection has licensed navigators who can provide one-on-one, unbiased information and enrollment help for people interested in the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Open enrollment for the 2022 plan year began Nov. 1 and continues through Jan. 15, 2022. To get coverage by Jan. 1, you must apply by Dec. 15.

Care Connection has several navigators who are specifically trained by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to help consumers, small businesses, and their employees as they look for health coverage options through the Marketplace.  

Licensed navigators help people register on the online Marketplace; compare health plans that are available in Missouri; price coverage; determine whether they would qualify for income tax credits based upon their incomes; and help consumers understand benefits.

Care Connection provides impartial information and services without charge to consumers. The agency does not endorse or sell any particular policy or company.

This year’s enrollment will occur in person and on the phone by appointment, which is available by calling Care Connection at 1-800-748-7826.

To get ready for the process, gather names and birthdates for all people in your household, even those who are not applying. The marketplace application also requires Social Security numbers for everyone, information on how you file your federal income taxes; dependents and employer information for everyone in your household; income, expenses, and deductions of everyone in your household; and health coverage information if anyone in your household already has a health plan.

The service will be provided in all 13 West Central Missouri counties where Care Connection serves in 21 locations. Care Connection is a nonprofit area agency on aging that serves Bates, Benton, Carroll, Cedar, Chariton, Henry, Hickory, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis, Saline, St. Clair, and Vernon counties.

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