Outreach, Education & Enrollment
To best serve our patients, People's Health Center has a dedicated staff that focuses solely on helping visitors access the healthcare coverage they need. Our staff can assist you and your family when it comes to enrolling in programs such as Medicaid, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), ADC (Aid to Dependent Children), Child Care Support, and more recently added care options like Open Enrollment through the Health Insurance Exchange.
To learn more about how our team may be able to help you and your family access the healthcare programs you need, schedule an appointment by calling (402) 476-1455.
Health Insurance Marketplace
Open Enrollment for 2016 health coverage ended January 31, 2016.
If you didn’t enroll by January 31, 2016, you can’t enroll in a health insurance plan for 2016 unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.
Changes that qualify for a Special Enrollment Period
1) Loss of health coverage.
You may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period if you or anyone in your household lost qualifying health coverage in the past 60 days OR expects to lose coverage in the next 60 days.
Coverage losses that may qualify you for a Special Enrollment Period:
- Losing job-based coverage
- Losing individual health coverage for a plan or policy you bought yourself
- Losing eligibility for Medicaid or CHIP
- Losing eligibility for Medicare
- Losing coverage through a family member
2) Changes in household size.
You may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period if you or anyone in your household in the past 60 days:
- Got married. Pick a plan by the last day of the month and your coverage can start the first day of the next month.
- Had a baby, adopted a child, or placed a child for foster care. Your coverage can start the day of the event — even if you enroll in the plan up to 60 days afterward.
- Got divorced or legally separated and lost health insurance. Note: Divorce or legal separation without losing coverage doesn’t qualify you for a Special Enrollment Period.
- Death. You’ll be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period if someone on your Marketplace plan dies and as a result you’re no longer eligible for your current health plan.
3) Changes in residence.
Household moves that qualify you for a Special Enrollment Period:
- Moving to a new home in a new ZIP code or county
- Moving to the U.S. from a foreign country or United States territory
- A student moving to or from the place they attend school
- A seasonal worker moving to or from the place they both live and work
- Moving to or from a shelter or other transitional housing
Note: Moving only for medical treatment or staying somewhere for vacation doesn’t qualify you for an SEP.
Important: Starting July 2016, you must prove you had qualifying health coverage for one or more days during the 60 days before your move. You don’t need to provide proof if you’re moving from a foreign country or United States territory.
4) More qualifying changes
Other life circumstances that may qualify you for a Special Enrollment Period:
- Changes that make you no longer eligible for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
- Being a member in a federally recognized tribe or having status as an Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) Corporation shareholder
- Becoming newly eligible for Marketplace coverage because you’ve become a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawfully present individual
- Becoming newly eligible for Marketplace coverage because you’ve been released from incarceration (detention, jail or prison)
- AmeriCorps members starting or ending their service
The Open Enrollment Period for 2017 is November 1, 2016 — January 31, 2017.