The federal health insurance marketplace at healthcare.gov has seen tumultuous changes with the departure of Altius and Bridgespan, and the closing of the Arches Health Plan cooperative as of Dec. 31.
How will these changes affect residents of Grand County during the current open enrollment period for 2016, and what does the future hold for the Affordable Care Act? To help Grand County residents navigate this constantly changing health insurance marketplace, the Moab Free Health Clinic is sponsoring a health insurance clinic at the Grand County Public Library on Friday, Dec. 4, from 2 to 4 p.m.
This is an opportunity to understand how to shop for health insurance and how to make the most of your plan. Attendees can also learn about the Affordable Care Act and find out how it affects them, and ask questions of a team of experts. The topics covered will include: insurance basics, Medicaid and public options, tax implications of insurance enrollment, the closing of Arches Health, the changes in local options and a review of the Affordable Care Act.
Speakers who will be available to answer questions include Renee Trout from Central Utah Insurance, Utah Department of Workforce Services Medicaid Outreach Worker Tammy Berrie, Charles Kulander of Utah Health Solutions, Larson & Company accountant Gordon Beh, Sarah Shea of Moab Regional Hospital and others.
Free session to offer updates on healthcare.gov registration
What: Get Insured Moab information session
When: Friday, Dec. 4, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Where: Grand County Public Library, 257 E. Center St.