Information and sign-up assistance for marketplace insurance will be offered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Prairie View office in Hillsboro.
“This event is for people who don’t have affordable healthcare through their jobs,” Sheryl Slifer said. “People qualify if they are between 100 and 400 percent of the federal poverty level.”
Slifer and Mathew Ediger applied for a grant from the state of Kansas through Health Ministries that allows them to provide this service to patrons free of charge. Patrons, however, don’t need to be a Health Ministries member to receive free service.
“If you have insurance through your job you can still apply for insurance but you won’t get the tax credit,” Ediger said. “People can also come just to find out more information and if they are ready to sign up they can.”
Ediger also emphasized that the insurance people would be signing up for is not free.
Patrons are welcome anytime during the day, but are encouraged to call and set up an appointment because services will be rendered on a first come first serve basis.
To make an appointment, call Slifer at (620) 947-3200 or Mathew Ediger at (316) 281-7329.