Marketplace open enrollment is only available
from November 1, 2019 through December 15, 2019.
If you need help accessing health insurance through the Marketplace, please contact Cover Missouri, a coalition of organizations and individuals who share the vision of reducing the number of uninsured in Missouri. You may access Cover Missouri resources by calling 1-800-466-3213 or visiting www.covermissouri.org.
Legal Services’ Marketplace Assistance Program (MAP) previously helped individuals and families access no-cost or low-cost health insurance through the Missouri Health Insurance Marketplace.
The Connecting Kids to Coverage Program will be providing Marketplace application assistance during the Open Enrollment period (November 1, 2019 through December 15, 2019).
What is the Marketplace?
The Marketplace is a website that lets people compare and buy for the health insurance plan that best fits their budget and needs. You can use the Marketplace if you are an individual or family who doesn’t have access to affordable health insurance coverage through an employer.
What kinds of financial help are available?
You may qualify for no-cost or low-cost health insurance through the Marketplace. Premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions help make healthcare more affordable. Premium tax credits lower the cost of the monthly premium you pay for your insurance, and cost-sharing reductions lower your out-of-pocket expenses when you need medical care.
This financial help uses a sliding scale, so individuals and families making less money pay a smaller amount for both health insurance and health care.
Other helpful resources:
- Health Reform FAQ: Answers about the new health insurance rules and the Health Insurance Marketplace from the Kaiser Family Foundation
- Subsidy Calculator: gives an estimate of what financial help you can get for health insurance purchased through the Marketplace.
- Healthcare.gov: Find out more about your health insurance options and how to apply for coverage.
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri is a member of the Cover Missouri Coalition, a project of the Missouri Foundation for Health to promote quality, affordable health coverage for every Missourian.