In order to assist those with questions on the Affordable Care Act, Bossard Library will have a Certified Application Counselor from Valley View Health Centers available at the Library from noon to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 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 November 1 through December 15. Also, the HealthCare.gov website will be down for maintenance every Sunday from 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST, except for Sunday, December 10.

For more information, please call Bossard Library at 740.446.7323