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Need Health Insurance? Have questions about what you could pay for health insurance?  

Do you have health insurance? You could qualify for a Special Enrollment period if you recently lost health insurance, had a change in family size, or other life events. If you have questions about health insurance, give us a call. The next open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace takes place from Nov. 1, 2020-Dec. 15, 2020.  You can get assistance from a certified, in-person Navigator.

SeniorAge has certified Navigators available to provide in-person or virtual assistance to enroll, file appeals, or answer questions.
Call 417-840-2573 to locate a Navigator near you. 

If you currently have Marketplace insurance but need to switch to Medicare, we can help!  

Let’s assume you have a Marketplace plan and are turning 65 sometime this year. Once you’re eligible for Medicare, you’ll have an Initial Enrollment Period to sign up for Medicare. For most people, the Initial Enrollment Period starts 3 months before their 65th birthday and ends 3 months after their 65th birthday. Let SeniorAge help you make this transition as easy as possible.

In most cases, if you have a Marketplace plan when you become eligible for Medicare, you’ll want to end your Marketplace coverage.  IMPORTANT:  Don't end your Marketplace plan until you know for sure when new Medicare coverage begins.
Find out how to end your Marketplace plan without penalty.

If you like, you can keep your Marketplace plan too. But once your Medicare Part A coverage starts, you’ll no longer be eligible for any premium tax credits or other cost savings you may be getting for your Marketplace plan. So you’d have to pay full price for the Marketplace plan.Begin highlighted tex

If you like, you can keep your Marketplace plan too. But once your Medicare Part A coverage starts, you’ll no longer be eligible for any premium tax credits or other cost savings you may be getting for your Marketplace plan. So you’d have to pay full price for the Marketplace plan.


Counties in Southwest Missouri that offer in-person assistance:

Barry, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Howell, Lawrence, Oregon, Ozark, Polk, Shannon, Stone, Taney, Texas, Webster, and Wright

2020 Coverage

Open Enrollment for 2020 health coverage ended December 15, 2019. You can still get 2020 health insurance 2 ways:

·         If you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period due to a life event like losing other coverage, getting married, or having a baby.

·         If you qualify for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). You can apply any time.

 

2021 Coverage

·        The 2021 Open Enrollment Period runs from November 1, 2020 to December 15, 2020.

·        Plans sold during Open Enrollment start January 1, 2021.

https://www.healthcare.gov/quick-guide/dates-and-deadlines/

SeniorAge offers personal assistance with Marketplace applications and issues. To talk with a Federal Licensed Navigator in your county, call 417-840-2573. 

 

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