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Affordable Care Act Marketplace Open Enrollment to Begin

10.29.2020

Certified Application Counselors are available at several Munson Healthcare facilities to help individuals enroll in the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance Marketplace for 2021.

The enrollment window begins Nov. 1 and closes Dec. 15. Open enrollment remains important for anyone not covered by health insurance through their employer or other means.

“At Munson Healthcare we believe it’s important for northern Michigan residents to have the resources that are available to them through health insurance,” said Ed Ness, president and CEO of Munson Healthcare. “Having access to primary care doctors promotes health and catches health problems in the early stages.”

Munson Healthcare offers Certified Application Counselors as a resource to help the region’s residents enroll in the Marketplace for 2021. Counselors are taking on-site or virtual appointments at various Munson Healthcare facilities.

Munson Medical Center Patient Access Services Manager Julie Moore said, Certified Application Counselors are available to review the various plans with individuals to assist in selecting a plan to best fit their needs.

“Whether people are seeking health care coverage for the first time or renewing their coverage, we have counselors qualified to assist,” Moore said. “We can also answer questions related to navigating the healthcare.gov web site as well.” 

People who do not meet the Dec. 15 deadline will not be able to enroll for 2021, unless their circumstances change and they meet specified criteria for enrollment outside of the window. 

More information is available at healthcare.gov

Following is a list of regional resource numbers for open enrollment assistance: 
Bellaire
Health Department of Northwest Michigan: 800-432-4121

Cadillac
Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital: 800-336-3729
District Health Department #10: 231-775-9942

Charlevoix
Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital: 800.577.0005
Health Department of Northwest Michigan: 800-432-4121

Frankfort
Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital: 800-336-3729
Munson Medical Center: 231-935-7422

Gaylord
Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital: 989-731-9542
Health Department of Northwest Michigan: 800-432-4121

Grayling
Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital: 800-336-3729
Ausable Free Clinic: 989-348-0740
District Health Department #10: 989-348-7800

Kalkaska
Kalkaska Memorial Health Center: 231-258-7500
District Health Department #10: 231-258-8669

Manistee
Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital: 800-336-3729
District Health Department #10: 231-723-3595

Mancelona
Kalkaska Memorial Health Center: 231-258-7500
Health Department of Northwest Michigan: 800-432-4121

Traverse City
Munson Medical Center: 231-935-7422
Traverse Health Clinic: 231-935-0799