Month: February 2016

Monday 2/15 Last Day for health enrollments for COFA citizens

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Aloha friends,
I am writing to you today to thank you for all you have already done and to ask for additional advice and assistance in reaching all Citizens of the Federated Stated of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau who currently reside in Hawai’i and who have not yet enrolled in 2016 health insurance.  We only have one more week to reach everyone and help them enroll.  I humbly ask for your assistance in helping our Kōkua help the community by getting the word out.
·         The deadline to enroll is on Monday, 2/15/16.
·         All COFA citizens who enroll on HealthCare.Gov will have retroactive coverage that begins on 1/1/16.  This helps ensure there is no gap in their coverage.
·         All COFA Citizens who reside in Hawai’i and are between the ages of 19-64 WILL NOT be eligible for MedQuest unless they are blind, disabled or pregnant, so they MUST apply for coverage on HealthCare.Gov.
·         Hawai’i Health Connector Insurance expired on 12/31/15 for everyone.
·         Unless someone is covered through an employer, or is now on MedQuest (disabled, 65+, blind, pregnant), they may be UNINSURED.
·         This is the LAST CHANCE to get insurance for 2016.  If the 2/15/16 deadline is missed, most people will need to wait until 2017 to have health insurance.
Enroll Now (English) –
Enroll Now (Chuukese) –
Enroll Now (Marshallese) –
Enroll Now (Chuukese Outer) –
Enroll Now (Kosraean) –
Enroll Now (Palauan) –
Outreach Events:
Mahalo for your help as we do our utmost to try and reach everyone to ensure they have access to good health care.
Meredith Nichols
Health Care Outreach Manager
Med-QUEST Division
Department of Human Services
601 Kamokila Boulevard, Room 518

12.7 million Americans select health plans through 2016

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Dept. of Health & Human Services

As of February 1, 12.7 million Americans selected affordable, quality health plans for 2016 coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplaces. That includes over 4 million new consumers in the states who signed-up for coverage this year.
“Open Enrollment for 2016 is over and we are happy to report it was a success,” said U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell. “The Marketplace is growing and getting stronger and the ACA has become a crucial part of healthcare in America.”
Watch and share a video about the numbers behind 2016 Open Enrollment:
YouTube Embedded Video: Success By the Numbers: 2016 Open Enrollment
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