How can an enrollment assister help?

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Not sure about working with an enrollment assister?
We’ve answered some questions to help you decide if one-on-one help is right for you!

Open Enrollment has begun, and with a shortened timeframe it’s more important now than ever to get ready to get enrolled. From now until December 15th, you can shop for a health insurance plan that meets your health needs and your budget. Applying for and selecting a plan can be a confusing process, but you are not alone and help is available! Local enrollment assisters are located across Montana and they are ready to help you get covered by the December 15th deadline.

What is an enrollment assister?
Enrollment assisters are trained and certified individuals who are locally available to provide you non-biased, confidential and free help with enrolling in coverage. They are available to help as little or as much as you need. Some folks have some general questions about coverage, while others want to sit down with someone and have them walk them through the entire application and plan selection process.

Why would I use an enrollment assister?
These folks are available to answer your toughest coverage questions and to support you in choosing the best coverage for you and your family. If you need a specific provider, or a specific hospital to be in-network, they can help you make sure you choose a coverage that fits that need. Also, individuals that take advantage of this free service are twice as likely to successfully enroll! Once you have coverage, an assister can help you understand and make the most of your health insurance coverage.

What do I need for an appointment with an enrollment assister?
In order to enroll in coverage, whether you work with an assister or alone. there are certain pieces of information that are vital to have on hand to make the process as smooth as possible. This includes basic personal information for all that you’re applying for, household income information, any information about other forms of health coverage and a list of you and your family’s medical needs. Having these on hand can make your enrollment appointment fast and painless!

Where can I find an enrollment assister?
Find an assister here. With just your zip code you can find an assister in your area. If you are not interested in working with an enrollment assister and want to apply on your own, visit HealthCare.gov and start your application. If you run into any questions in that application process, an assister can help!

Don’t wait!
You have until December 15th to enroll in a 2018 health coverage plan. So it’s important that you start making moves to get enrolled as soon as possible!