Local Healthcare Organizations Work Together to Offer Free Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Assistance to Genesee County Residents

Local health care organizations, including Hamilton Community Health Network, Genesee Health Plan, Genesee Community Health Center, Genesee County Health Department, and the Greater Flint Health Coalition are working together to offer free enrollment assistance to uninsured and other eligible Genesee County / Flint residents interested in purchasing health insurance through the federal health insurance marketplace – www.healthcare.gov.

Through these Genesee County partners, Health Insurance Marketplace enrollment assistance provided by Certified Navigators and Application Counselors is available at various locations on a weekly basis.

To better coordinate these opportunities for assistance to local residents, the Greater Flint Health Coalition’s Access Committee has developed a web-based calendar listing accurate and up to date information regarding the walk-in hours and appointments available at each location. This “Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Resources in Genesee County Calendar” can be viewed online at www.gfhc.org/EnrollGenesee.

Certified Navigators at each site will not only assist local residents with their enrollment application, but can also help individuals determine what federal subsidy level they may qualify for.

Under the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”), the open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace will end March 31, 2014. For more information provided by the federal government on the Health Insurance Marketplace, visit www.healthcare.gov.