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The growing list of organizations includes:

  • BlackDoctor.org
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Nurses Association
  • Bon Secours Health System
  • Men’s Health Network
  • National Women’s Law Center
  • Lutheran Services in America
  • Thrifty White Pharmacy

READ: Low-Cost Health Insurance 101

In all states, there will be people trained and certified to help you understand your health coverage options and enroll in a plan. They will be known by different names, depending on who provides the service and where they are located.  Using the “Find Local Help” tool, you can find information about assisters like Navigators, application assisters, certified application counselors, and government agencies.

READ: What Is A Pre-Existing Condition?

Consumers can also find help at local community health centers and libraries.  The Marketplace consumer call center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-318-2596 (hearing impaired callers using TTY/TDD can dial 1-855-889-4325), with translation services available in 150 languages.  Visit HealthCare.gov or CuidadodeSalud.gov to learn more or participate in a live chat with a trained customer service representative.

Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace continues for six months. Consumers can apply and choose a plan until the end of March, with coverage beginning as early as Jan. 1, 2014.

To see the list of Champions for Coverage, click here.

To join the growing list of Champions for Coverage, click here

900 Champions Help Americans Understand The Health Insurance Marketplace  was originally published on blackdoctor.org

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