With the opening of the Health Insurance Marketplace on October 1, there has been much media attention provided to the difficulty of navigating the website. There are four options available for applying for health care coverage:
- Apply online (https://www.healthcare.gov/marketplace/individual/)
- Apply by phone - 1-800-318-2596 or TTY 1-855-889-4325 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
- Apply by paper (application) (instructions)
- Apply in-person with an assister
The fourth option is perhaps the one that you may not have heard of. The assister is also called a “Navigator”. A Navigator can help you get information about health insurance options and tax credits and help you enroll in health insurance exchanges. For more information provided by Enroll Missouri on Navigators in Missouri or to find a Navigator near you, click here.