ALTON — Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation health insurance navigators provide free assistance to guide residents through the Health Insurance Marketplace, which opens Nov. 1.
Navigators can help individuals determine if they qualify for low-cost insurance through the Affordable Care Act or no-cost, state-sponsored health care coverage. If they do, navigators will walk them step by step through the enrollment or renewal process and verify if price breaks or tax credits are available.
Open enrollment runs Nov. 1 to Jan. 31. If residents enroll by Dec. 15, in most instances, their insurance will be in place by Jan. 1.
Navigators are available at health centers in Madison and St. Clair counties. To schedule an appointment, call (618) 397-3303.