Forum on Vermont's New Health Care System, October 22nd, in Greensboro
The Greensboro Free Library is presenting a forum on the new Vermont Health insurance program called Vermont Health Connect on Tuesday, October 22 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Our local area health care navigator, Ellen Gershun, will be presenting the forum and will be available for questions.
Vermont Health Connect will offer a new way to choose a health insurance plan for individuals and small businesses in Vermont. Vermont Health Connect is a marketplace where individuals, families and small businesses in Vermont can compare public and private health plans and select one that fits their needs and budget. Every plan offered through Vermont Health Connect will offer basic services including checkups, emergency care, mental health services and prescriptions. Details can be found at vermonthealthconnect.gov
Vermont Health Connect will simplify the health insurance world for many Vermonters by serving as the one place to access public programs and financial assistance, such as federal tax credits and cost-sharing subsidies.
Individuals, families and small businesses in Vermont will get their health coverage through Vermont Health Connect. This includes: Vermonters who do not have health insurance, Vermonters who currently purchase insurance for themselves, Vermonters who have Medicaid, Dr. Dynasaur, Catamount Health or Vermont Health Access Program (VHAP), Vermonters who are offered “unaffordable” coverage by their employers, and small businesses in Vermont that provide coverage for their employees.
This is a chance for anyone with questions about health coverage to have them answered. Join us at the Greensboro Free Library on Tuesday, October 22 at 6:00 pm. The forum is free. Come with your questions. Information about the program is found at http://healthconnect.vermont.gov/ . For more information call Mary Metcalf at 533-2531.