Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Need Help Enrolling in Obamacare? We've got a lot of events coming up!

Planning on enrolling in health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace, but unsure of how to do it? Certified application counselors from the Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers will be at Central Library on multiple dates this winter to help you enroll online. Starting November 6 and continuing through January, counselors will be available on hand from 6-8 p.m. most Wednesday nights, and from 2-4 p.m. select Saturdays. Check our upcoming events to get the exact dates. 

Additionally, counselors will be at the Baden, Buder, Julia Davis, and Schlafly branches on various dates through November and December. A list of those enrollment events, as well as a handful at Connect Care locations in St. Louis, is available here.

Those who wish to enroll need to come prepared with the following information:

  • Social Security Numbers (or documents numbers for legal immigrants)
  • Employer and income information for everyone in your household who needs coverage. (Examples of this are pay stubs or W-2 forms.)
  • Policy numbers for any current health insurance plans that cover you and the members of your household
  • A completed Employer Coverage Tool, which is available on the second page of this document. This needs to be filled out for any coverage you’re eligible for, even if you aren’t enrolled in it.
As you prepare to enroll, remember that certified application counselors are the only outside parties that are legally allowed to help you enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace. For information on how to protect yourself from fraud during the enrollment process, check out this tipsheet. For more information on the Affordable Care Act, visit our dedicated page on this blog.

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