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November 4, 2015 — If you have questions about the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) and the options they may have for insurance beginning in 2016, then plan to attend one of these information sessions at St.Vincent Salem Hospital over the next few months.

Open enrollment begins November 1, 2015 and goes through January 31, 2016. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the average cost of ACA insurance will LOWER in Indiana by more than 12%, the biggest drop across the country! In addition, St. Vincent Salem is now part of the Anthem Marketplace Plan. In 2016, Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent is the only “in network” children’s hospital in Indiana in the Anthem Marketplace.affordable-helath-care-act-weight-loss-surgery

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 Representatives from various managed care organizations will be on hand 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 November 11th 9a-11a

Monday November 16th 11a-1p

Monday November 23rd 3p-5p

Wednesday December 2nd 3p-5p

Wednesday December 16th 9a-11a

Wednesday December 9th 3p-5p

Wednesday December 30th 11a-1p

Wednesday January 6th 3p-5p

Wednesday January 13th 4p-6p

Wednesday January 20th 9a-11a

Thursday January 28th 11a-2p