ACA Open Enrollment

Nov 01, 2017

On October 12, 2017 an executive order was signed by President Trump to end the cost-saving subsidies that some low-income families and individuals receive to reduce out-of-pocket costs for health care. However, less than a week after this executive order was signed, a tentative plan was proposed to allow the subsidies to remain active for two more years. Although policy discussions are still taking place, ACA open enrollment on Missouri's Health Insurance Marketplace will still take place. Because the ACA is still law, those who qualify will receive cost-saving subsidies.

Enrollment information 
Enrollment on the 2018 Health Insurance Marketplace starts November 1, 2017 and runs through December 15, 2017. Coverage begins January 1, 2018. A short list of information is needed to enroll:

  • Information for those you are enrolling (name, age, birth date). 

  • Insurance information if you or others in your household are insured.

  • List of current doctors and medicines.


HCC offers enrollment assistance
Lexington, Mo.-based Health Care Collaborative (HCC) of Rural Missouri (825 South Business Highway 13) has trained certified application counselors who help individuals and families enroll in Missouri's Health Insurance Marketplace. They will answer your enrollment questions, help you see if you are eligible for Medicaid or other insurance options, or help with enrollment during the Marketplace's special enrollment period. 

HCC also has a variety of programs and resources to help individuals and families in need. For enrollment support, or for more information, call Iva Eggert or Shelly Harden at 660.259.2440.
Other ways to enroll
To enroll online, visit, or call 1.800.318.2596, which is available 24/7. (TTY: 1.855.889.4325)
For more information, contact Iva Eggert or Shelly Harden at 660.259.2440. Feel free to visit or

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