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Health Insurance Marketplace Opens for Enrollment

Posted by Amanda Mitchell, on October 30, 2015

The countdown is on! The health insurance marketplace opens for enrollment on November 1. According to the Affordable Care Act, most Missourians are required to have health insurance or pay a penalty. 
 
To date, nearly 254,000 Missourians have obtained coverage through the Missouri Health Insurance Marketplace, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In the past enrollment period, 90 percent of Missouri Marketplace enrollees qualified for premium tax credits to lower their costs, which lowered the average premium payment from $363 to $85 per month. 
 
Additionally, the United States Supreme Court voted to uphold subsidies for health insurance purchased through federally-run marketplaces like the Missouri Marketplace in June. Thanks to this ruling, Missourians who rely on this financial help don’t have to worry about choosing between health insurance and other basic needs – vital health services will continue to be available at an affordable cost.
 
The Cover Missouri Coalition works to build awareness, facilitate enrollment, increase health insurance literacy and support Medicaid transformation. As part of Cover Missouri, Freeman participates in the coordinated statewide outreach effort during open enrollment to help our neighbors get covered.
 
Please contact the Freeman Marketplace Team at 417.347.8888 or toll-free, 855.355.PLAN (7526) to visit with one of our certified specialists. You can learn more about financial help and coverage options or schedule an appointment. For additional information, visit covermissouri.org or call 800.466.3213 for the Cover Missouri call center. Don’t delay – open enrollment ends January 31, 2016!