For many Americans, the phrase “health insurance enrollment” brings headaches and heavy sighs. The process of signing up for health insurance can be daunting and complicated, especially when taking the process on alone. There are many questions about who qualifies for what benefits, what the varying programs provide, and how to actually enroll in coverage for the upcoming year.
The ACA Healthcare Navigator team at Prism Health North Texas is ready to help North Texas residents in 12 Counties with the enrollment process thanks to a $2,775,000 grant awarded by the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. The grant is funded as part of the Biden-Harris Administration to provide Affordable Care Act enrollment and education to North Texans Counties included in the outreach include Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Collin, Cooke, Fannin, Grayson, Henderson, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro, and Rockwall.
“PHNTX is committed to our North Texas community, and we are devoted to serve within communities often under-represented,” Akosua S. Addo, Senior Director of Case Management and Patient Services said. “The current COVID-19 climate has illuminated many health care disparities. The importance of having health insurance cannot be underestimated. We are here to guide consumers through the entire Health Insurance Marketplace application process including providing referrals to Medicaid and CHIP all year round.”
PHNTX plans virtual and in-person outreach events, identifying marginalized and overlooked communities and meeting the people “where they are” to provide information, education and preparedness. The organization will accept invitations to any civic organizations or programs who seek their assistance in educating constituents about the Affordable Care Act enrollment process. The next ACA enrollment period opened November 1, 2021 and will remain open through January 15, 2022. Consumers are encouraged to sign-up during that period and contact PHNTX for enrollment support.
“We are excited to help even more people in North Texas find affordable health insurance coverage,” said Dr. John Carlo, CEO of Prism Health North Texas. “As both the HIV and COVID pandemics have taught us, preventive healthcare, which is only achievable through affordable health insurance, is essential.”
Those interested in more information can learn more at prismhealthntx.org.