Healthcare Marketplace and Presumptive Medicaid
Health Insurance Counseling
Great River Health System is a Champion of Coverage Organization and a
Certified-application Counselor Organization by the Centers for Medicare
and Medicaid Services. We are also a Presumptive Medicaid Organization,
meaning we can expedite the Medicaid enrollment process and provide temporary
Medicaid coverage to eligible patients.
Do you need health insurance?
The Health Insurance Marketplace is an easy way to find health coverage
that fits your budget and meets your needs. With one application, you
can see all your options and enroll. Every insurance plan in the Marketplace
offers essential health benefits, including:
- Physician visits
- Preventive care
You can compare plans based on price, benefits, quality and other features
that are important to you. Under the Affordable Care Act, health insurance
companies can no longer deny you coverage or charge you because you have
a pre-existing health condition, and they can’t charge men and women
By using the Marketplace, you may be eligible for lower costs on your monthly
premiums and out-of-pocket expenses. When you fill out your application,
you will find out how much you can save. The Marketplace also provides
help for signing up for Medicaid* or the Children’s Health Insurance
Program (CHIP), if you are eligible.
The annual open enrollment period for applying for health insurance or
making changes is Nov. 1 to Dec. 15. You will need the following information to apply
- Birth dates
- Pay stubs, W-2 forms or “Wage and Tax Statements”
- Policy numbers for any health insurance you or your family could get from your jobs
- Social Security numbers (or document numbers for legal immigrants)
We can help you apply
Certified application counselors at Great River Health System are available
by appointment to help Iowans enroll in health care coverage. Hours are
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Please call (319) 768-3625 or toll-free (877) 404-4763. Select option 2.
With basic information, our eligibility and outreach coordinators can enroll
patients and their families who are likely to be eligible for Medicaid
immediately, without waiting for an eligibility determination from the state.
Apply on your own
To learn more about the Health Insurance Marketplace, apply, compare your
plan options and enroll:
- Go to HealthCare.gov
- Call (800) 318-2596 (TTY 855-889-4325)