Missouri Health Insurance Marketplace Now Open
On Tuesday, October 1, the Missouri Health Insurance Marketplace opened for enrollment. Missourians who need to buy health insurance now have a source where they can easily compare and choose a plan. Insurance companies will not be able to discriminate based on pre-existing condition or gender. And, for the first time, there are discounts available to help hundreds of thousands of Missourians afford their premiums.
Demand in the first few days has been so high that the website has been unable to handle the traffic, and most people are encountering challenges if they try to enroll online. Remember that enrollment is open for six months, until March 31, and those who want their coverage to start on January 1 have until December 15 to enroll. If you have tried to enroll and gotten stuck, we recommend that you give the system a few days to get up to speed and then try again.
If you need help shopping or enrolling, you can call 1-800-318-2596 or go to localhelp.healthcare.gov to find someone in your county who can provide you with in-person help.