Mountain Family Health Centers offers health care open enrollment help, Nov. 1-Jan. 12 | VailDaily.com

Mountain Family Health Centers offers health care open enrollment help, Nov. 1-Jan. 12

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GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Mountain Family Health Centers is prepared to assist residents signing up for health insurance or Medicaid during the enrollment period that runs from Wednesday, Nov. 1, through Friday, Jan. 12.

Mountain Family provides high-quality, affordable health care to residents in Pitkin, Eagle, Garfield, and Rio Blanco counties. Mountain Family will provide no-charge assistance to help families understand their health insurance options for 2018, including tax subsidies, using Colorado's Connect for Health online insurance exchange or signing up for Medicaid. This winter's enrollment period is two weeks shorter than last year.

"We hear from people who think the health insurance requirement is going away," said Silvia Santana, Mountain Family's outreach and enrollment manager. "But it's still in place, and it doesn't hurt to come find out what insurance plans are available."

Tax subsidies will still be available to residents for 2018. Mountain Family hosts free enrollment appointments for residents to meet with a certified assister. To make an appointment, call 970-928-1614 or email enrollmenthelp@mountainfamily.org. All assisters speak English and Spanish.

Mountain Family is also partnering with Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin counties to offer assistance at county offices and will be at Eagle County Health and Human Services, 551 Broadway St. in Eagle, on Mondays from Nov. 6 through Jan. 8, in addition to hosting health insurance enrollment walk-in events in November, December and January.