Rocky Mountain Benefits to help enroll residents in health plans |

Rocky Mountain Benefits to help enroll residents in health plans

Special to the Sky-Hi News

One thing you can say with certainty about the Affordable Care Act: It has NOT simplified the process of analyzing and enrolling in a health insurance plan.

From the closure of the Colorado Health Co-Op (due to lack of promised funding by the federal government), to the need to find a new plan each year as required ACA provisions are inserted into plans, to having to apply for Medicaid to determine if you are eligible for a premium subsidy, the process is anything but easy.

Rocky Mountain Benefits is here to help ease the process. Started in 1990 by Grand Lake resident Gary Glass, RMBen will be at the Fraser Valley Library on Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at Pancho and Lefty’s in Grand Lake from 2-4 p.m. the same day. Many are not aware that you can use a broker like RMBen to sign up for plans through Connect for Health Colorado without any additional cost. Brokers are the only entity that can give advice on which insurer and plan best meet your needs.

The Wednesday event will feature short presentations about individual plans, group health plans, Medicaid, and Medicare by representatives from Rocky Mountain Benefits and Kim Long of the Grand County Rural Health Network. You will receive one-on-one consultations on the best plan of action for you and your family (and business). If short on time, you will be able to sign up to receive a call to discuss your needs at a later date.

Open enrollment for 2016 plans starts Nov. 1. Last year, RMBen helped enroll almost 100 Grand County residents in Medicaid and individual health plans, with many receiving substantial premium subsidies. Come and let them help you choose a plan and avoid the (now substantial) fines for not being insured.

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