Officials from BeWellNM and the
BeWellNM Outreach Coordinator
"We want to encourage people to sign up early. We tend to procrastinate and wait until the last minute, but I tell people, if you wait until the last minute, you're going to be dealing with long lines, because the enrollment counselors and brokers are already booked. They don't have spots available; you're having to wait at their office for hours until, perhaps, they might have an opening," Reyes said.
Reyes also encouraged those who already have a health plan from 2016 to "be an active consumer, and come and take a look, because their plan might be changing the rates, or maybe there's a different plan that now is being offered with more features that now are better fitting to the needs of that individual and their families."
While people that are between 138 percent and 400 percent below the federal poverty level are eligible for subsidies and tax credits through the health insurance exchange, Reyes encouraged anyone to do research to determine if they are eligible.
"Sometimes we think, 'Oh, you know, perhaps I make too much and I don't qualify; I'm not even going to take a look.' You never know. Still call, make an appointment with an enrollment counselor. The brokers, the agents can help you figure out whether or not you qualify for discounts," she said.
According to Reyes, 41 percent of uninsured individuals in
"We encourage everybody again: Please take advantage of this and have those subsidies help you pay your premiums, and that's what makes your health plan be affordable," said Reyes.
NMOSI Health Care Policy Manager
According to Duhamel,
People enrolled to Presbyterian should have received 90-day notices
"There will be no changes to an enrollee's coverage through
Duhamel noted that
"We have four health carriers, and I keep emphasizing that we have more health carriers in
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