(Statesville, NC – November 24, 2014) – Iredell Health System and Piedmont Benefits are partnering to
help area residents understand and sign up for health insurance. The next
program will be Tuesday, December 2, 2014, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the
Selma Burke Community Center, located at 781 Agape Drive in Mooresville.
"We understand that there are a lot of questions regarding the Affordable
Health Care act and the insurance offerings," said Ed Rush, CEO of
Iredell Health System.
"By partnering with Iredell Health System we can answer questions
as well as aid people in signing up for appropriate and affordable health
insurance," said Geoff Ricks, President of Piedmont Benefits.
Open enrollment for 2015 health coverage began November 15 and will go
until February 15, 2015. If residents have not enrolled by the deadline,
they will not be able to purchase government health coverage unless they
quality for a special enrollment period.
If you enrolled in a government plan in 2014, the coverage ends on December
31, 2014. In order to continue your health insurance you must renew your
current plan or choose a new plan by the February 15, 2015 deadline.
If you want a plan to start January 1, 2015, you must renew by December
15, 2014. Anyone who does not have health coverage during 2015 may have
to pay a penalty.
Iredell Health System and Piedmont Benefits have held similar programs
in Union Grove and Statesville. For more information on the Affordable
Health Act, go to healthcare.gov.