While one deadline to enroll in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has passed, another deadline is approaching in March. People needing help to enroll in Obamacare can meet with experts this week who can help.
Mary Testin is the Regional Enrollment Network lead person for this region.....
"....we're going to have certified application counselors there with computers, and we'll help anybody to enroll. We also will have opportunities if people just want information...we'll have people there to give out information about the plan..."
Testin says enrollment is ongoing until March 31. After that point, those without health insurance could be fined. Testin says if you enroll before January 15, coverage would begin on February 1, and after January 15, it will begin March 1. She says some people are concerned about the cost but there's more to it...
"....there's been a lot of press about how expensive the plans are, but that's usually before people get a chance to see the subsidies that come with it. I think they might be surprised how little it could cost them. Some people are paying $22 a month...."
Testin says bring along your Social Security card or W-2 tax form to the session and have an estimate of your income. Testin says it takes about an hour to enroll.
The session is set for Wednesday, January 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Oneida Senior Center next to Trig's in downtown Rhinelander.