The deadline for enrolling in the new health insurance marketplace is fast approaching.
Those who want to be covered under the Affordable Care Act starting Jan. 1 of next year, need to be sure to enroll by Dec. 23. Open enrollment closes on March 31, 2014.
The Flint Hills Community Health Center-Lyon County Health Department has three marketplace navigators and three certified application counselors available to assist those who need help enrolling in a health care plan, or if you just have questions about the marketplace.
Navigators are hosting several public events coming up in January. The first of these is on Jan. 13 at noon, at the Emporia Senior Center. Other dates:
Jan 14: Bowyer Community Building, 3-7 pm
Jan. 30: Morris County Courthouse, 1-4 pm
Feb. 10: Emporia Senior Center, 6:30 pm
Feb. 11: Morris County Courthouse, 6:30 pm
A navigator is also available for walk-ins and appointments at Newman Regional Health, starting this Thursday from 1 to 5pm. Other dates:
Dec. 20, 8 am-noon
Dec. 26, 1-5 pm
Dec. 27, 8 am-noon
Jan. 2, 1-5 pm
Jan. 3, 8 am-noon
For information, call 342-4864 ext. 3710 or go online to www.flinthillshealth.org.