Written by Jaimee Green, NEMHS
Northeast Montana Health Services has recently trained a “health navigator” who will be available to answer questions on the Affordable Care Act and to educate the public on the new health care plans.
With assistance from a federal grant, the NEMHS navigator was trained to offer in-person assistance to anyone in the community who needs to sign up for health insurance.
Navigators also assist the public in preparing applications for insurance and establishing eligibility for certain new plans.
Navigator services are offered free of charge.
“We just want to get the word out that we are here to help people pick the healthcare plan that works best for themselves and their families,” said Jillian Hoversland, navigator for NEMHS.
Oct. 1 marked the opening of the Health Insurance Marketplace where Montanans can compare and sign up for certain affordable, private insurance options.
Under the Affordable Care Act, many uninsured Montanans qualify for special tax credits and lower premiums that make health insurance more affordable.
For more information or to schedule a time to meet with the facility navigator, contact Listerud Rural Health Clinic in Wolf Point at 653-2150 or Riverside Family Clinic in Poplar at 768-5171.