Wyo Health Insurance Marketplace access event

Access Event for currently uninsured, self-insurance, or others interested in enrolling in the Wyoming Health Insurance Marketplace.

November 12th, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Lovell Community Center

Come learn about the new Health Insurance Marketplace.

There will be assistance to enroll.

Visit www.enrollwyo.org

Sponsored by North Big Horn Hospital District

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North  Big Horn Hospital invites you to a community  meeting  designed specifically for their patients, to be held on November 12, 2013 at 6:00pm at the Lovell Community Center.

You may be one of the 83,000 people in Wyoming who struggle to pay their medical bills because you don’t have health insurance through your job, or you are not eligible for Medicare, Medicaid or Veteran’s Benefits.

The Marketplace is a very new way to buy insurance and, like everything new, it can be confusing. Simply put, the Marketplace operates like any well-known on-line shopping site (for books, music, hotels, etc.). This on-line shopping site is only for insurance.  At the Marketplace, private Wyoming-based insurance companies compete for your business. You will be able to pick how much insurance you want, and how much you want to pay for it.

Wyoming’s  Department  of  Insurance and  the  Marketplace  will  make sure  that  the insurance companies  operate  fairly  and  under  strict  rules. They have to  offer  everyone insurance, even if  they  are sick  and they  won’t  be able to  charge more  for  pre-existing conditions.  Men and women will pay the same price. Prices for older people will come down.  To keep prices down for young people,they will be able to stay on their parents insurance until age 26- and then can buy low-cost catastrophic plans until they reach age 30.

Plans offered to you on the Marketplace will cover most anything any of us need when it comes to taking care of our health: hospital visits; doctor visits; maternity  care; mental health care;prescription medications.

Another  big advantage, available  only  through  the  Marketplace, is that our  federal funding  partner will provide most people with a tax credit to make health insurance more affordable  if your income is below a certain level.   Most people buying insurance on their own will qualify and won’t have to pay the whole premium themselves.

What to Bring: Birth Dates; Social Security numbers (or document  numbers for legal immigrants); Pay Stubs,W-2 forms, or “Wage and Tax Statements;” Policy numbers for any current health insurance. Information about any health insurance you or your family could get from your jobs.Know who your preferred healthcare doctors or clinics are.

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