ATLANTA, GA – Whether your business employs three or 300 people, helping to connect them with employer-based health insurance or coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace options is imperative. Health insurance coverage increases access to quality medical care. Healthier employees miss less time from work and thereby are more productive. Luckily, the Get Covered Connector is available to connect Georgians with free enrollment help.
The Get Covered Connector is the web-based scheduling tool that helps Georgians make an appointment with a local expert that can offer free, objective, in-person assistance to help them get covered. In fact, consumers that received individualized, in-person assistance were 60 percent more likely to complete their application compared to consumers who attempted to enroll online without help.
Getting help from an enrollment expert can make getting your questions answered and getting enrolled in a plan much easier. One barrier preventing people from enrolling is a lack of information about their new quality, affordable health insurance options. For example, consumers Georgians may not know they may qualify for financial help to pay for their monthly premiums and think they will have to pay more than they can afford. But the truth is that nine out of every 10 Georgians who enrolled in Marketplace coverage receive financial assistance to lower their monthly premiums.
These new plans also offer free preventive services like doctor’s visits and nobody can be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition like diabetes, asthma or even cancer. The Connector helps overcome these obstacles by connecting the uninsured with experts that will sit down with Georgians – for free – and walk them through the enrollment process to make sure they are selecting the best plan for their needs and budget.
The open enrollment period starts on November 1 but some Georgians may be able to sign up for coverage sooner if they experience a life changing event such as certain changes in income, having a baby, or moving to a different coverage area. They’ll have a special enrollment period of 60 days to sign up in a health plan.
Employers can help connect their employees to enrollment resources by sharing information on the Get Covered Connector. You can visit GetCoveredAmerica.org/Connector.