ASPIN and Johnson Nichols Clinic’s Certified Navigators will be offering information and one-on-one assistance to anyone needing health insurance. Many people live under the stress of knowing that they are not covered by health insurance. 65% of bankruptcies are due to medical care debts. The good news is that the new Marketplace plans offer insurance that in the past was too expensive, but due to the premium tax credits and government sponsored subsidies, plans are more affordable. The bad news is that this year’s tax return could be impacted by a penalty ranging from $95 or 1% of a persons’ income, capped at $285.
Enrollment ends February 15th! Navigators will be at the YMCA from 2- 5 pm to answer questions and help individuals find a plan that meets their needs, including prescriptions and their choice of hospital and primary care provider.