Springfield, MO – Starting Tuesday, Oct. 1, Ozarks Community Hospital (OCH) will have an application counselor on site to assist residents in applying for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.
OCH’s counselor will be available through the enrollment period to answer questions and be a resource for the community. OCH is working to provide counselors throughout Southwest Missouri at clinic locations in Nixa, Mt.Vernon and Rogersville. To contact the counselor, call (417) 874-4522 or email [email protected]
OCH will also have a counselor available at OCH of Gravette in Northwest Arkansas to assist residents in applying for coverage. To contact, call (479) 344-6565 or email [email protected]
Starting October 1, 2013, individuals can access insurance options through the Health Insurance Marketplace online tool (www.healthcare.gov) to review and compare insurance plans available. If individuals enroll this October, coverage could begin as early as January 1, 2014. The enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace ends March 31, 2014. If individuals are currently uninsured and choose not to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace, they are likely to have to pay a penalty fee outlined in the Affordable Care Act.
For more information, visit: http://ochonline.com/home/health-insurance-marketplace/