Cabinet Peaks Medical Center released a statement this week reminding people it can help them navigate their post-open enrollment health care options.
Now that open enrollment is over for the year, many people are wondering what qualifies as a Special Enrollment Period and enrollment for Medicaid and Healthy Montana Kids.
In January of 2015, the center added a free service for South Lincoln County residents when Sandy Heinlein, a patient account representative, became licensed as a State of Montana Insurance Navigator. Since then, Sandy has helped the community with their insurance questions and options.
Events that quality for special enrollment under the Affordable Care Act include:
-Reduction in number of hours worked
-Change in income
-Change in marital status
-Change in dependents (birth of new baby/adoption)
-Moving to a new state that has different insurance coverage
-Any other life changing event
Additionally, enrollment for Medicaid and Healthy Montana Kids is open any time of the year.
For more information call Cabinet Peaks Medical Center at 406-283-7000.