GHS Offers Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Resources

11/18/2014

 

OXFORD, NC (November 18, 2014) – Granville Health System (GHS) announced that it will be offering assistance to community members applying for health insurance through Health Insurance Marketplace. GHS has 6 Certified Application Counselors trained to answer questions and assist in Marketplace enrollment. There is no cost to the applicant.

 

Each Granville Medical Center counselor has completed more than 6 hours of training which includes Health Insurance Marketplace assessments and testing. Counselors must pass program assessment measures in order to receive a Certified Application Counselor Certificate.

 

New applicants are enrolled daily into the Health Insurance Marketplace and counselors are available Monday through Thursday from 9am to 1pm by appointment only. Applicants are required to schedule an appointment and will need to bring to the counseling session the following items:

  • Social Security number
  • Employer and income information for everyone in the household that needs coverage (for example, pay stubs or W-2 forms, Wage and Tax Statements)
  • Policy numbers for any current health insurance plans covering family members
  • Current email address

 

The enrollment window for the Marketplace opened on Saturday, November 15, 2014 and runs through February 15, 2015. Some who apply through the Marketplace qualify for premium tax credits and savings on out-of-pocket insurance costs based on household size and income.

 

The Health Insurance Marketplace helps uninsured individuals find health coverage by placing available insurance options in one place enabling the applicant to compare plans. The Affordable Care Act states that in 2014 most people must have health coverage or pay a penalty.

 

For more information or to schedule an appointment with one of the Certified Application Counselors, call 919.690.3446 or email MarketplaceEnrollment@granvillemedical.com. Resources are also available at www.ghsHospital.org/HealthInsuranceMarketplace or www.healthcare.gov.

 

About Granville Health System

For more than 94 years, Granville Health System has been delivering quality health care close to home. To meet the growing needs of our community, Granville Health System has expanded its services throughout Granville County, offering convenient access to medical care where you work and live. GHS received a number of national awards, including the Hospital of Choice Award which named Granville Health System as one of the top 100 hospitals in the country in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. GHS also received the Community Value Index Five-Star Hospital Award, placing GHS in the top 20% of hospitals in the country in offering financial value to the communities served, while reinvesting back into facilities in order to provide for current and emerging health needs. Recently, Granville Health System was named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The GHS main campus is located at 1010 College Street, Oxford, North Carolina. For more information about Granville Health System visit GHS online at www.ghsHospital.org.

 

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