Insurance enrollment assistance available

Dec 8, 2017

Maira Mendoza assists an individual enrolling in health insurance at a Mountain Family Health Centers event.
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The deadline to sign up for health insurance is looming. On Saturday, experts from Mountain Family Health Centers are setting up shop to help residents through the process.

This year’s shortened enrollment period means less time for families to make sense of all their options. Five enrollment experts will be on hand to help residents looking to sign up for health insurance on the Colorado exchange. A similar event in Aspen last week lasted three hours longer than planned due to the number of people seeking assistance.

Silvia Santana, the enrollment manager for Mountain Family Health Centers, said the government application needs to be filled out thoroughly and accurately.

“I think the whole application process is a bit confusing when you are doing it on your own,” Santana said. “There are a  lot of questions that you have to know so that you get the correct determination, or else it can mess up your case.”

Anthem is the only provider on the Colorado exchange for valley residents. For insurance to kick in January 1, applications need to be in by December 15.

The event is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Library.