How We Can Help
Need Health Insurance? Have questions about what you could pay for health insurance?
If you currently have Marketplace insurance but need to switch to Medicare, we can help!
Let’s assume you have a Marketplace plan and are turning 65 sometime this year. In most cases, if you have a Marketplace plan when you become eligible for Medicare, you’ll want to end your Marketplace coverage.
: Don't end your Marketplace plan until you know for sure when new Medicare coverage begins. without penalty.
Counties in Southwest Missouri that offer in-person assistance:
Barry, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Howell, Lawrence, Oregon, Ozark, Polk, Shannon, Stone, Taney, Texas, Webster, and Wright
If you have Marketplace coverage, including if you recently enrolled through the 2021 Special Enrollment Period:
- Log in to update your application and enrollment. Your new eligibility results will show you the extra tax credit amount.
- Update your plan selection with increased tax credits. If you qualify for more tax credit, reselect your current plan in order for the changes to take effect to lower your premiums for the rest of the year.
You can also wait until you file and “ reconcile ” your 2021 taxes next year (in 2022) to get the additional premium tax credit amount. But, we recommend you update your application and review your plan options during the 2021 Special Enrollment Period through August 15. You may be able to choose a plan with lower out-of-pocket costs for the same price or less than what you’re currently paying.
SeniorAge offers personal assistance with Marketplace applications and issues. To talk with a Federal Licensed Navigator in your county, call 417-840-2573.