November 22, 2023
Open Enrollment for health insurance continues through December 15
MOBILE, Ala. — Approximately 4.6 million people have selected an Affordable Care Act (ACA) Health Insurance Marketplace plan since the 2024 Marketplace Open Enrollment Period (OEP) opened on November 1.
“This year’s Marketplace enrollment season is off to a strong start,” said Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra. “At HHS, we are working nonstop to connect everyone who needs health care with coverage they can afford.
“Americans deserve the peace of mind that comes with being insured. This year, four out of five people can find a plan for $10 or less a month after subsidies on HealthCare.gov.”
The Mobile County Health Department and Family Health, its primary care division, have Certified Application Counselors ready to assist consumers in enrolling. The counselors have been trained and are able to help consumers as they look for health coverage options through the Health Insurance Exchange. They can assist consumers in completing eligibility and enrollment forms. Assistance by the Certified Application Counselors is free to consumers.
Certified Application Counselors can be found at all Family Health centers conveniently located throughout Mobile County. You may visit https://mchd.org/family-health/#locations for a list of sites or call directly at 251-445-8632 for the Patient Assistance Department.
Family Health is one of several Federally Qualified Health Centers located in Mobile County. The others include Franklin Primary Health Center, Mostellar Medical Center, and Accordia Health.
The 2024 Marketplace Open Enrollment Period runs from November 1, 2023, to December 15, 2023, for Marketplaces using the HealthCare.gov platform.
“Nearly 96 percent of HealthCare.gov consumers will be able to choose plans from at least three health insurers. And thanks to the historic Inflation Reduction Act, these lower costs and better benefits are available to more Americans,” Becerra said. “Don’t miss your opportunity to sign up for quality, affordable health care.”
Consumers who enroll by midnight on December 15 can get full-year coverage that starts January 1, 2024.