Novant Rowan offers health care exchange education, enrollment session Tuesday

  • Posted: Friday, March 21, 2014 3:16 p.m.

In anticipation of the March 31 enrollment deadline for the Health Insurance Marketplace (also known as the Health Exchange), Novant Health Rowan Medical Center will host an education session for those who need to sign-up for a plan or have questions about the marketplace.

The drop-in event will take place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hotel Salisbury. Brokers and financial navigators will be on site to answer questions and enroll participants in marketplace plans. Prediabetes, obesity and blood pressure screenings will be available at the event, as well.

“March 31 is the last day to sign up for insurance plans through the marketplace,” Dari Caldwell, president of Rowan Medical Center, said in a news release. “We know navigating the marketplace — including if you qualify for a federal subsidy — can be confusing, and that’s why Novant Health wants to make sure our community members have a trusted place where they can get their questions answered and receive assistance signing up for a plan.”

As of Oct. 1, Americans who are uninsured, purchase their own health insurance, or are looking for coverage that fits their budget may be eligible to purchase insurance through the marketplace. All marketplace plans will:

• Cover doctor visits, hospitalizations, maternity care, emergency room care and prescriptions.

• Not deny coverage for pre-existing conditions.

• Offer individuals the opportunity for financial assistance to help with the cost of coverage.

The Community Care Clinic, China Grove Family Medicine and the Department of Social Services will be at the event as well.

For more information on this educational enrollment event, or to pre-register for it, call 1-800-335-4921. The event is open to the public and interpreters will be on site.

Visit for additional information about the marketplace, as well as a list of reputable resources.

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