Events, Services

Health Insurance Open Enrollment: Assistance at NPL

Health Insurance Open Enrollment – the yearly period when people can enroll in a health insurance plan – is from November 1 through December 15.

Do you need to apply for health insurance?

Do you have questions about health insurance? At Norwich Public Library, we can direct you to resources for health insurance basics and connect you with folks who can provide strategies for plan selection or discuss developments in healthcare plans for 2020.

Vermont Health Connect

In Vermont, Health Insurance enrollment is through Vermont Health Connect. “Vermont Health Connect is a way to choose a health plan that fits your needs and your budget. Both private and public plans are available. All of the plans offered through Vermont Health Connect offer the same quality benefits – including doctor visits, hospital stays, preventative care, and prescription coverage.”

Important Dates for Vermont residents:

November 1, 2019 – Open enrollment begins for coverage in 2020

December 15 – Open enrollment period ends for coverage in 2020

Assistance in Norwich and elsewhere

Open Enrollment Information Session, Thursday. December 5, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Windsor Public Library.

Open Enrollment Information Session, Monday, December 9, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Community Room at Norwich Public Library.

In Windsor and Norwich, Samantha Ball, Coordinator, Windsor Community Health Clinic, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center, will present the latest updates for the 2020 Open Enrollment season through Vermont Health Connect. Topics in this information session will include a review of health insurance basics, an overview and comparison of plans offered by Vermont Health Connect, some strategies for plan selection, and a discussion on new developments for 2020. There will an opportunity to have your questions answered!

This information session is made possible through a grant from the Public Library Association’s Connecting You to Coverage initiative.