Get Enrolled for Healthcare Benefits – Free Enrollment Event at HCC – Jan 25

January 19, 2017

Healthcare Enrollment Event 

At the beginning of a new year, many of us make resolutions to be healthier and maintain better habits: to lose weight, stop smoking, or exercise regularly. If you’ve recently enrolled in a health insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace or are considering signing up, it’s a perfect time to think about your resolution of good health and understand how healthcare coverage can help you achieve this goal.

By understanding the benefits available to you and how to use them, you can make the most of your health coverage and get on the road to better health.

Free Enrollment Event - January 25

Haywood Regional Medical Center is partnering with Mountain Projects to educate our community with a
Marketplace Enrollment Event on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017. The event will be held from 10:00 a.m.- 1:00p.m.
at Haywood Community College at 185 Freedlander Drive in the Student Center/Auditorium building, Clyde, NC.

This free walk-in event will include one-on-one assistance in health insurance enrollment and information about services available to the Haywood County community. This event will help those who wish to sign up for affordable health insurance before the final deadline of January 31, 2017, re-enroll or make changes to their coverage, and avoid the IRS fine for not being covered by insurance. Representatives will be available from Haywood Regional Medical Center and Mountain Projects.



How can health insurance help me?

According to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, those who are uninsured are less likely to receive the medical care they need, more likely to die early, and more likely to have poor health status compared to their insured counterparts. Health insurance can give you better access to the medical services you and your family need to be healthy.

Healthcare coverage helps pay for doctor visits and hospital care and can help with the cost of certain medications. It covers medical visits, treatments, and procedures that you may need when you are sick or injured and preventive services, such as wellness exams, immunizations and screenings that help you to stay healthy. Preventive services provided by “in-network” providers are covered without any copayments, deductibles, or other out-of-pocket costs.

Most health plans help pay for services including:

  • Outpatient care—the care you get without being admitted to a hospital;   
  • Inpatient care—the care you receive in the hospital;
  • Trips to the emergency room;
  • Care before and after your baby is born;
  • Treatment for mental health and substance abuse disorders;
  • Prescription drugs; 
  • Lab tests – including diagnostic imaging like x-rays or blood tests that can provide important information about your health;
  • Dental care and vision care for children; and
  • Care for pre-existing conditions.

How can I access benefits?

All health plans provide a summary of benefits, which includes examples of the services covered by the plan and the costs associated with those services. This information will help you plan your and your family’s care.

Maximizing your health coverage starts with understanding where to go for the care you need, when you need it. Your primary care provider is your source for most preventive healthcare, screenings and non-emergency sick care. Before visiting your doctor, a health clinic, or hospital of your choice, be sure to check your health plan’s website to find out if the provider is included in your plan’s network. You also can call the doctor’s office or hospital directly to find out if they accept your health plan. Using “in network” providers helps keep your out-of-pocket healthcare costs lower.

• Free help in your community. 
If you have questions about signing up for health insurance or want to talk through your options with a trained professional, free and confidential help will be available on Thursday January 5, 2017 (other dates by appointment) 

• Trained enrollment professionals. 
At this event, trained professionals are available to meet with you for free. The enrollment specialists on site have been trained to help people find affordable, quality health plans. They’ll be able to review your coverage options and if you’d like, help you complete a health insurance application.

• Talk through your options. 
There are a lot of choices when it comes to health care – we’re organizing this event to help you understand your options and make sure you feel confident that you’ve picked the right plan.

• Everyone is welcome. 
Anyone interested in enrolling through, or those who want to learn more about their health plan options, should come out to learn more.

• You don’t need a lot of time.
Even if you only have a few minutes to stop by, onsite professionals can still help.

 • Things to bring. 
It will be helpful for you to bring information like social security numbers for you and your family members, W-2s or recent earnings statement

 If you have questions, email, visit or call 828.452.8938.