Abrazo Health last month launched its Path to Health education series aimed at helping Arizonans get affordable insurance coverage.

The new enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace, a one-stop shop to more affordable and accessible health care, is Nov. 15-Feb. 15.

Abrazo Health will hold free Path to Health seminars through February to present information about the potential benefits to individuals and families regarding the Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicaid Expansion.

In Arizona, about 8 out of 10 people qualified for financial assistance and cost reductions for 2014 coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Marketplace’s health insurance plans offer lower costs on out-of-pocket expenses and premiums based on income while private plans do not. Federal tax credits, which can be used to lower premiums, are available to those who qualify.

Abrazo Health’s Path to Health sessions include:
• 6-7 p.m. Dec. 2 and Jan. 27 at the Arizona Heart Hospital, 1930 E. Thomas Road
• 6-7 p.m. Dec. 6 and Feb. 3 at Phoenix Baptist Hospital, 2000 W. Bethany Home Road.

To register for a Path to Health seminar, call 866-893-8446. Individual appointments also can be made with Certified Application Counselors to receive help in signing up for health insurance on the Health Insurance Marketplace. Coverage can begin Jan. 1 if enrollment is completed by Dec. 15.


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