Open enrollment for health care begins Tuesday

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Over 500,000 Arkansans don't have health insurance. And starting tomorrow, that can change.

    As Open enrollment for health care begins, the Arkansas Insurance Department is teaming up with the Clinton School to kick it off.

    The kickoff will be 10 am - 7 p.m. at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service Tuesday Oct. 1.

    Cindy Crone, deputy commissioner of the Arkansas Insurance Department and Skip Rutherford, dean of the Clinton School shared more on "THV 11 News at 9:00".

    October 1 is the first day that people can view plans offered through the Marketplace.  Trained, licensed guides will be on hand to assist with enrollment. Those attending can:

    • Get information
    • Set up a Marketplace account
    • Shop and compare health insurance plans
    • Learn how much financial assistance they qualify for
    • Enroll

    The event is open to the public and free. To be eligible to enroll a person must be under 65-years-old, live in the U.S., and be a U.S. citizen or lawfully present.

    Depending on income and family size, Arkansans may be able to lower costs on monthly premiums when they enroll in a private health insurance plan on the Health Insurance Marketplace. The plans all cover essential health benefits and pre-existing conditions.

    For more information, visit ARHealthConnector.org or call the Arkansas Health Connector Resource Center at 1-855-283-3483.

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