Affordable Care Act

As a healthcare system, our mission is to provide safe, quality, accessible and cost-effective care to meet the health needs of the people and communities we serve. Educating our community as to the resources available to them is part of that mission.

Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment: Nov. 1, 2016 – Jan. 31, 2017

Purchasing health insurance may seem unaffordable, and as a result, many go uninsured. However, reasonable cost alternatives are available, and as a courtesy, the Health System provides you with some basic information regarding the opportunity that you have to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Healthcare Act ("ACA" or "Obamacare").

During these ACA Enrollment informational sessions, health plan "Navigators" can educate you on tax credit subsidy programs. To learn more about the Affordable Care Act, join us at one of our free ACA Assistance Sessions:

Brunswick Campus
  • Wednesday, Nov. 2, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 15, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 5, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p. m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 5, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Camden Campus
  • Tuesday, Nov. 8, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 22, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 13, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 18, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
For more information about enrollment assistance and the upcoming events, please call Cozell Harris, Certified Navigator, at 478-254-5224.

Stay informed about your health insurance options

The Open Enrollment period under ACA is the one time during the year that you may apply for private health insurance coverage for you and/or your family. Additionally, based on your annual household income and family size, you may qualify to receive an instant tax credit/subsidy that could offset all or a portion of your monthly premium cost and reduce your out-of-pocket costs. The insurance you purchase in this fashion is not a government insurance plan. Rather, it is a governmental tax credit subsidy program available to help pay the cost of private medical insurance.

Local insurance agents and brokers who specialize in assisting families can provide you with information regarding premium rates and program benefits. These agents and brokers are also able to help with service issues that may arise during the enrollment process. For additional information regarding premium reductions and insurance companies who offer ACA plans, click on the link below:

Finding affordable health insurance for you and your family

For 2015-16, there are 10 health insurance companies offering ACA plans in Georgia, each with different levels of deductibles, prescription benefits and hospital and doctor networks. It is important that you choose a plan that is best for you and your family. Once the plan is chosen, changes cannot be made until the end of 2016 except in limited instances.

Southeast Georgia Health System does not endorse a specific plan or program or any specific insurance agent or broker. But regardless of your decision to learn more about your options either by contacting a local insurance agent or broker, or dealing with the marketplace directly, we urge you to please be sure your doctor of choice and Southeast Georgia Health System are considered "in-network".

Information about the ACA health plans is available at or by calling 866-988-8246.