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If you have questions about the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) and the options they may have for insurance beginning in 2014, then  plan to attend one of  three information sessions at St.Vincent Salem Hospital over the next few weeks.

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The deadline to sign up for insurance through the ACA has been extended until March 31, 2014. Those who choose to go without health insurance after the March 31 deadline will face a penalty on their 2014 income taxes.

Licensed Indiana Navigators will be available to do on-site screenings to see if a potential applicant may qualify for Medicaid first, then will assess them for the Health Insurance Marketplace plans and help guide them through their available options.  **Licensed Indiana Navigators have the responsibility of remaining neutral when advising people about their options; they will present all of the available options to the individual, then leave it to the person to make their own choice about which insurance carrier and plan they wish to choose, if any.

Representatives from MDWise will be there to assist with specific questions about their plans which are being offered in Washington County and surrounding counties where people may see specialists or other providers.

Sessions are:

Wednesday, February 5                3 – 6 p.m. – Still planning to happen weather pending.

Tuesday, February 11                     Noon – 3 p.m.