• News Release: Need Health Insurance? Open Enrollment Starts November 1

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    November 01, 2019
    Certified Application Counselors from United Way of Williamson County Available to Assist with Open Enrollment Process
    WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas Open enrollment for the health insurance marketplace takes place from November 1 through December 15, 2019.
    United Way of Williamson County has bi-lingual federally Certified Application Counselors on staff to assist individuals, families, and small businesses during the 2019 Open Enrollment period.
    Counselors are available to answer questions, assist with the application process, review options for providers and insurance plans, and complete the enrollment form for coverage starting in January 2020. They will also work with clients to determine their eligibility for Advanced Premium Tax Credits and Cost Sharing programs. Additionally, Counselors can provide information and application assistance for benefit programs such as CHIP, SNAP, TANF, or Medicaid. Services are available in English and Spanish.  
    Jodee O’Brien, Chief Executive Officer at United Way of Williamson County, said that “Our Counselors have had a lot of success working with clients to identify affordable options with multiple providers serving Williamson County.”
    Open enrollment is the only time of the year to sign up for health insurance through the marketplace in the absence of a qualifying life event such as a job loss, marriage, divorce, etc. To schedule an appointment or for more information call (512) 961-7349 or (512) 827-2574, email healthcare@unitedway-wc.org or visit unitedway-wc.org.  
    Counselors do not sell, represent or advocate for insurance companies or specific plans. Instead, they work with clients to identify and review available options about their health care coverage. United Way of Williamson County does not offer financial assistance to clients but does work to equip individuals and families with the education and tools necessary to make informed decisions about coverage for themselves and their families. 
    About United Way of Williamson County: United Way of Williamson County envisions a community where people thrive, live healthy lives and can achieve their full potential. By stabilizing families, helping kids succeed, and empowering healthy lives, we are building stronger communities and improving lives. To learn more about the community impact work of United Way of Williamson County visit www.unitedway-wc.org or call (512) 255-6799.
    Jodee O'Brien, Chief Executive Officer
    jodee@unitedway-wc.org, (512) 255-6799