Finding Affordable Coverage
There are many programs that can help you get affordable health insurance. Health insurance will help pay your medical expenses here and elsewhere, and protect you from crippling debt in an emergency. We encourage all of our patients to get coverage and to seek help if you have any trouble getting enrolled.
Coverage options have changed a lot in the last few years and are continuing to change. If you have tried in the past and been discouraged, we hope you will try again with our help.
Our Navigator Jenn Mashiak is available to help anyone in the community with health insurance issues. Call 447-8900 to set up an appointment with her.
You can explore these programs on your own and enroll by visiting HealthCare.gov (health insurance), nheasy.nh.gov (New Hampshire Medicaid), or www.maine.gov/dhhs/oms/member/index.shtml. To see a quick estimate of which program you and your family may qualify for and what your insurance options might be, visit www.healthcare.gov/see-plans/.
You can enroll in Medicaid any time of the year, but you can only enroll in health insurance during "open enrollment" or when you qualify for a "special enrollment period." Open enrollment for coverage in 2017 will run from November 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017. To find out if you qualify for a special enrollment period, you can visit www.healthcare.gov/screener/ or call 1-800-318-2596 (TTY: 1-855-889-4325).
HealthCare.gov is also a good resource for getting questions answered. Click here for a quick overview of the program, and here for a guide to using health insurance once you have it. Covering New Hampshire is our state's official guide to the new programs, and their website has some common questions and answers. We also like the YouToons, animated videos created by the Kaiser Family Foundation that give fun and accurate overviews of the Affordable Care Act.
Disabled adult patients can get help accessing health coverage from our social workers. Call our front desk at 447-8900 for an appointment. We also highly recommend ServiceLink Aging and Disability Resource Center. ServiceLink has an office in Tamworth at the Tri-County CAP building and is there to help people with disabilities access the resources they need. Call them at (603) 323-2043.
Get help from our Navigator
Our Navigator can help you...
- Explore your options for affordable health coverage
- Enroll in health insurance or Medicaid
- Troubleshoot enrollment issues, including filing appeals
- Understand how your health insurance will affect your medical costs
...and much more.
To make an appointment with a Navigator, call our front desk at 447-8900. You can also email or call our Navigator for help with quick questions, or find her at one of the many community events she attends. Navigator Jenn Mashiak can be reached at email@example.com or 447-8900 x323.
Maine residents can find the same sort of help at Memorial Hospital (447-356-5461) or Sacopee Valley Health Center (Ann Marie Day, (207) 625-2210). You can also use localhelp.healthcare.gov to find an assister close to you.
Navigator Jenn Mashiak holds regular outreach events around Carroll County. At all of these events, you can learn more about health coverage, from what the options are to how to understand insurance, and get questions answered. You can make an appointment, or just drop in. She may add extra events in response to demand, so please call her if you need help but can't make it to any of these:
|Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays||Open enrollment help
Call 447-8900 x323 for an appointment
White Mountain Community Health Center
298 White Mountain Highway (Rt. 16), Conway
|9 am - 4 pm|