On Feb. 15, the Health Insurance Marketplace closes for 2015. Eligible Madison County residents who don’t enroll in a qualified health plan by this date may miss out on coverage for the year as well as face penalties at tax time, putting both their physical and financial health at risk.
Whether a resident is enrolling for the first time or re-enrolling for 2015, Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation (SIHF) makes signing up simple. SIHF’s Health Insurance Navigators will host a free enrollment event on Feb. 11 at Six Mile Regional Library in Granite City to help residents determine if they qualify for low-cost insurance through the Affordable Care Act or for no-cost state-sponsored health coverage. If they do, Navigators will walk them step-by-step through the enrollment process and verify if price breaks or tax credits are available to assist with any costs.
For more information, call 618-397-3303.