Affordable Care Act
February 19th, 2014
The main Eligibility and Enrollment Center will be open on three Saturdays to help JPS Connection patients sign up for insurance through the government’s Health Insurance Marketplace.
The Fort Worth/main campus location at 1325 S. Main St. will be open February 22, March 8 and March 22, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The extra hours were added after JPS sent letters to all JPS Connection members about changes triggered by the Affordable Care Act, which requires that most uninsured Americans sign up for new insurance plans at the government’s Health Insurance Marketplace, www.HealthCare.gov.
JPS Connection is not health insurance. It is a program of last resort, which requires that people already be taking advantage of all other sources of assistance available to them. Connection members who are eligible for insurance under the Affordable Care Act must sign up for it in order to remain eligible for Connection. Many people will be able to use both their new insurance and JPS Connection, with Connection helping with out-of-pocket expenses.
The deadline to sign up for insurance is March 31.
If patients have questions about the Affordable Care Act or JPS Connection, please direct them to Eligibility and Enrollment to ensure that they receive the most accurate and up-to-date information. All Eligibility and Enrollment specialists have been trained to help people with the Health Insurance Marketplace, and can be reached at 817-702-1001. Information about JPS Connection can be found at www.jpshealthnet.org/for_patients/low_cost_medical_care.
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