Affordable Care Act Insurance: Am I Eligible?

by Kelsey DeClue | Mar 05, 2021
Q: I do not have health insurance. Who can help determine if I am eligible for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act Marketplace?

Navigating the ACA Health Insurance Marketplace can be challenging.  Columbus Regional Health WellConnect Connection Specialists are available over the phone to make it easier for you by helping to answer questions, determine eligibility, and assist with enrollment.

Our Connection Specialists offer assistance with navigating the ACA Marketplace to residents in Columbus and the surrounding communities. Sara Bishop, Jes Montgomery, and Kristi Stewart are licensed Indiana Navigators ready to help you.  All of our Navigation services are provided free of charge. 

Though the “open enrollment period” for the ACA Marketplace has typically been held annually November through December, a second opportunity is now available for 2021 enrollment. With the recent Executive Order enacted by President Biden, recently opened the ACA Marketplace on February 15 for a “special enrollment period” to run until May 15, 2021.  This will give individuals who are not eligible for employer-based insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare an opportunity to sign up for Marketplace health insurance.

If you do not have health insurance and are uncertain if you are eligible for the ACA Marketplace insurance, please reach out to our trained professionals. We will gladly walk you through the initial screening and application process. 

WellConnect Connection Specialists are available by phone Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Navigation services are provided by phone or secure virtual appointments only. Please call 812-376-5136 or send an email inquiry to [email protected] We look forward to helping you with the ACA Marketplace.


Sara Bishop is a WellConnect Connection Specialist, Certified Indiana Navigator and SHIP Counselor

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