Affordable Care Act

ACA for Rural WV

The ACA for Rural WV is a great resource and contains information that would benefit our community. For more information, please visit their site at: http://acaforruralwv.com/

Special Enrollment Period

The Open Enrollment Period is over. You can now enroll in a 2016 insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace only if you have a life event that qualifies you for a Special Enrollment Period. Changes that qualify for a Special Enrollment Period include:

Loss of Health Coverage

You may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period if you or anyone in your household lost qualifying health coverage in the past 60 days or expects to lost coverage in the next 60 days. Coverage losses that may qualify you for a Special Enrollment Period:

  • Losing job-based coverage
  • Losing individual health coverage for a plan or policy you bought yourself
  • Losing eligibility for Medicaid or CHIP
  • Losing eligibility for Medicare
  • Losing coverage through a family member

Changes in Household Size

You may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period if you or anyone in your household in the past 60 days:

  • Got married
  • Had a baby, adopted a child, or placed a child in foster care
  • Got divorced or legally separated and lost health insurance
  • Death

Changes in Residence

Household moves that qualify you for a Special Enrollment Period:

  • Moving to a new home in a new ZIP code or county
  • Moving to the U.S. from a foreign country or United States territory
  • A student moving to or from the place they attend school
  • A seasonal worker moving to or from the place they both live and work
  • Moving to or from a shelter or other transitional housing

More Qualifying Changes

Other life circumstances that may qualify you for a Special Enrollment Period:

  • Changes that make you no longer eligible for Medicaid or CHIP
    Being a member in a federally recognized tribe or having status as an Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Corporation shareholder
  • Becoming newly eligible for Marketplace coverage because you’ve become a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawfully present individual
  • Becoming newly eligible for Marketplace coverage because you’ve been released from incarceration
  • AmeriCorps members starting or ending service

Visit the link below for more information and to see if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

https://www.healthcare.gov/coverage-outside-open-enrollment/special-enrollment-period/

Roane County Family Health Care has dedicated staff available for consultation and enrollment assistance. You don’t have to be a patient here; stop by and see us for free health coverage support. For more information, contact Amy Landis by email at alandis@rcfhc.org or phone at 304-927-8185.