Affordable Care Act
As a health care 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-Dec. 15, 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, Kemble Conference Room, 3015 Kemble Avenue, Brunswick
- Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, 3-7:30 p.m.
- Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, 3-7:30 p.m.
Camden Campus, Classroom 1, 2000 Dan Proctor Dr., St. Marys
- Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, 3-7:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, 3-7:30 p.m.
For more information about enrollment assistance and the upcoming events,
please call 1-866-988-8246.
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.
Navigators who specialize in assisting families can provide you with information
regarding premium rates and program benefits. They can also help with
service issues that may arise during the enrollment process.
Income Eligibility Guidelines for 2018
Finding affordable health insurance for you and your family
For 2018, Blue Cross/Blue Shield offers ACA plans in Southeast Georgia
with different levels of deductibles, prescription benefits and hospital
and doctor networks. It is important that you choose a plan option that
is best for you and your family. Once the plan is chosen, changes cannot
be made until the end of 2018 except in limited instances.
Southeast Georgia Health System does not endorse a specific plan, but
regardless of your decision to learn more about your options either by
contacting a navigator 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
insurega.org or by calling 866-988-8246.