Help is Available to Enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace
Public Health Madison Dane County supports efforts to connect residents to health insurance by spreading the word about opportunities to get coverage when insurance through work isn't an option. Self-employed, part-time workers, early retirees, and entrepreneurs now have affordable options to buy their own insurance through the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplace.
People can browse for local plans and enroll on their own using the Health Insurance Marketplace Website www.healthcare.gov. For people with complex health or household situations, unfamiliar with health insurance or without easy access to computers, there are licensed and trained assisters available to provide free in-person help, from answering questions to completing the enrollment process.
Persons still looking for health insurance before the open enrollment period deadline on February 15, can get free help applying at any of the area events below or at the Dane County Job Center (1819 Aberg Ave.) Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm, or dial United Way's 2-1-1 helpline for referrals.
Consumers can walk-in for assistance or make appointments by call Covering Kids & Families at (608) 261-1455.