ACA assistance at Bossard Library

Staff Report

GALLIPOLIS — In order to assist those with questions on the Affordable Care Act, Bossard Library will have a certified application counselor available at the Library from noon to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21.

The counselor will conduct one-on-one consultations about health insurance, the Health Insurance Marketplace, qualified health plans, and public programs, including Medicaid. In addition, the counselor will help individuals determine which plan is right for them and assist with the enrollment process. The counselor will not recommend one plan over another, but will give the individual their options and provide explanations of the ACA.

Due to the varying amount of time each consultation may take, the consultations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Persons wanting to consult with the counselor must have the following information available at the time of the consultation: birth dates of all individuals in the household; Social Security cards (or Social Security numbers) of all individuals in the household; and proof of income (last year’s federal income tax return and/or pay stubs for the current year) of all individuals in the household.

The open enrollment period for 2018 is shorter this year and runs from Nov. 1 through Dec. 15. Also, the website will be down for maintenance every Sunday from midnight to noon EST, except for Sunday, Dec. 10.

For more information, please call Bossard Library at 740-446-7323.

Staff Report