ACA Marketplace Enrollment Counseling Available


Certified financial counselors are available at several Munson Healthcare facilities to help individuals enroll in the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance Marketplace for 2019.

The enrollment window began Nov. 1 and closes Dec. 15. Open enrollment remains important for anyone not covered by health insurance through their employer or other means. About 18,000 people in northern Michigan are covered by health insurance plans provided through the federal Marketplace.

“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 financial counselors at several facilities who can help the region’s residents enroll in the Marketplace for 2019. Counselors are available in Cadillac, Frankfort, Gaylord, Grayling, Kalkaska, Manistee, and Traverse City.

Munson Medical Center Patient Financial 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 happy to assist,” Moore said. “We can also answer questions related to navigating the web site.” 

People who do not meet the Dec. 15 deadline will not be able to enroll for 2019, unless their circumstances change and they meet specified criteria for enrollment outside of the window. 
More information is available at

Following is a listing of regional resource numbers for financial counseling related to open enrollment:
Health Department of Northwest Michigan: 800-432-4121

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

Health Department of Northwest Michigan: 800-432-4121

Munson Healthcare Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital: 231-935-5886

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

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

Kalkaska Memorial Health Center: 231-935-5886
District Health Department #10: 231-258-8669

Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital: 231-398-1566
District Health Department #10: 231-723-3595

Health Department of Northwest Michigan: 800-432-4121

Traverse City
Munson Medical Center: 231-935-5886
Traverse Health Clinic: 231-935-0799