ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- One local health agency says fewer people are asking for help to sign up for healthcare coverage under the Affordable Healthcare Act even though we have until March 31, to enroll without facing a penalty.
Lifescape Community Services hosted an enrollment event today. Staff wanted to give people who typically work a chance to use this day off to meet with a navigator and pick out a health plan. Staff at Lifescape say int eh new year, there have been fewer people coming in for help, even though there’s still time to sign up.
“A lot of people haven't had health insurance in a while so maybe they don’t understand the terminology, maybe they don’t understand what their options are. Being navigators, we are trained both federally and at the state level to be able to answer the questions pertaining to the marketplace.”
If you missed today’s even, you can give Lifescape a call at 815-963-1609 to set up an appointment or just chat with a navigator.