Event helps people sign up for Affordable Care Act

An event held at New Horizons Health Care in Roanoke was geared towards helping people review, and sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

Two big changes are happening this year.

Firstly, the open enrollment period is much shorter. Open from November 1st to December 15th. Secondly, companies don't have as many people working to help with the enrollment process. n Southwest Virginia, several companies have pulled their indivdual plans for next year.

"There's a lot of changes for those coming in who have been on the system for a while sucha s your Aetna has pulled out, and Optima has puller out in our areas," Tyler Lee with Carilion.

Lee suggests that you should talk to your doctor about these changes and find out what would be the best options moving forward.

There are several chances for you to ask questions at events like todays.

One is Friday at the Big Island Library in Bedford at 10:30am. Another is at the Forest Library at 2pm in Bedford.

Carilion will have another event on Monday at the Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital in Rocky Mount from 1pm - 5pm.


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