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Health and Nutrition

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Healthcare Navigator Program

Healthcare Navigators are here to help with your questions about the Health Insurance Marketplace!

What is the Health Insurance Marketplace?

The Health Insurance Marketplace offers a way to find health coverage that is affordable and meets your needs. It was set up with the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010.  The Marketplace can help you access quality health plans, make apples-to-apples comparisons between different options, and access tax credits that can make monthly premiums affordable.

What are Healthcare Navigators?

Navigators are trained to offer you in-person assistance in understanding your options on the Health Insurance Marketplace and applying if you so choose, and they can also answer questions over the phone.  They can help you access programs that could lower your monthly premiums and reduce your out-of-pocket costs.

Navigators are available through local Community Action Agencies in every county in the state of Maine. Our services are free and unbiased.

What is Open Enrollment?

Open Enrollment is the period when any qualified individual can enroll in health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.  We anticipate Open Enrollment going from November 1st through December 15th 2018.

What is a Special Enrollment Period?

Some people may be able to enroll in a Health Insurance Marketplace plan even if the Open Enrollment Period is closed.

You may qualify if you:

  • Were recently married
  • Had a baby or adopted a child
  • Had a change in immigration status
  • Moved to a new place where the plans are different
  • Were recently released from jail
  • Lost health insurance recently, but not if loss is due to non-payment or voluntarily dropping COBRA.

You usually have 60 days from the date of the event to enroll.

CONTACT US

HOURS: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

TELEPHONE: (855) 806 7333

E-MAIL: hbarter@wmca.org

This project is supported by Funding Opportunity Number CA-NAV-15-001 from the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the office views of HHS or any of its agencies.

Notice of Accessible Communications:

Western Maine Community Action’s Navigator Program is committed to ensuring our services are accessible to all. Our communications, in-person services, and programs can be provided in accessible formats, which we facilitate by offering translation services (in-person or over the phone), large print materials and more, upon request, to ensure all people have an equal opportunity to participate. We also collaborate with community partners to facilitate the provision of services to a wide variety of clients with different needs and abilities.

Requests can be made:

By phone: 855 806 7333

By email: hbarter@wmca.org

By mail: 79 Main St, Auburn, ME. 04210