FLINT, MICH. – As the deadline to enroll, change or renew your existing coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace draws near, Hamilton Community Health Network (HCHN) provides Enrollment Specialists to help you find the right coverage for you and your family.

“During this open enrollment period, I would say we helped nearly 100 people find plans that are affordable for them,” says Tim McCarron, Outreach Lead and Enrollment Specialist at HCHN.

McCarron says even though you may have received coverage in the past, you should still take a look at your options during this Open Enrollment period. If you just let your plan renew without reviewing it, you may see increased premiums that you were not aware of.

For those applying through the Marketplace for the first time, getting assistance will help you see all of the options available to you. HCHN Enrollment Specialists ask questions to help them navigate through the Marketplace to find a fitting plan for your family.

Hamilton has hosted and attended many health resource fairs this Open Enrollment period, offering assistance to apply for health coverage. There is one more event during Enrollment Days. On Monday, December 3, HCHN Enrollment Specialists will be on hand at Michigan Works! (711 Saginaw Street, #300) in Flint from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Enrollment assistance will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis.

If you cannot attend Monday’s event, you may give our Enrollment Specialists a call to schedule an appointment. The number to call is 810-787-5097. You may also visit HCHN’s Health Insurance Enrollment page, or email outreach@hamiltonchn.org. Health insurance enrollment appointments are free.

“We help individuals and families enroll in health insurance, Medicaid and the Genesee Health Plan all year long,” informs McCarron. “So, if you find yourself in a situation where you need health insurance outside of the Open Enrollment period, give us a call. We can help you find an affordable option to take care of your healthcare needs.”

The ACA Marketplace Open Enrollment began November 1 and ends December 15.

HCHN’s Enrollment Specialists are Certified Application Counselors. They will meet people looking to enroll in coverage at one of the seven Hamilton clinic locations – whichever location is convenient for that person.