Open enrollment for health insurance begins Nov. 1


MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — The Federal Health Insurance Exchange (also known as the Marketplace) Open Enrollment Period runs from November 1 to December 15 for coverage starting on January 1, 2019.

Consumers can visit and to preview 2019 plans and prices before Open Enrollment begins.

The Mobile County Health Department and Family Health have almost two dozen Certified Application Counselors ready to assist. The counselors have been trained and are able to help consumers as they look for health coverage options through the Marketplace.

They can assist consumers in completing eligibility and enrollment forms. Assistance by the CACs is free to consumers.

“As with the previous years, each site has designated staff members that are trained to ensure that the client experiences a seamless enrollment process,” said James Dixon, M.P.H., a Family Health administrator. “I would also like to point out that they can visit any one of our sites and avoid the rush of trying to get in at one location due to enrollment times varying anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes, depending on family size and complexity.”

Certified Application Counselors can be found at all Family Health centers conveniently located throughout Mobile County. To make an appointment, please call the Family Health center located closest to you. For a list of sites, you may visit or call 251-445-8632.

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