If you know anyone who still lacks health insurance and earns up to 100 percent of the Federal Poverty Level ($11,6700 for a single adult), please let them know that Utah’s Primary Care Network (PCN) has just announced a rare open enrollment beginning on June 2. PCN insurance is practically free (some minor co-pays), and covers primary care, prescriptions, dental work, emergency room visits, and more. (It does not cover hospital stays, scans, or specialists).
Here are the income guidelines for eligibility. Applicants also need to be 19 to 64 years of age, a U.S. citizen or legal resident, and lacking in health insurance.
This will be for stop-gap health and dental coverage until Dec. 31, 2014, when it will expire unless the Feds approve an extension (which they probably will if Utah’s Medicaid expansion is still mired in politics).
This is probably the last chance to get health insurance coverage for 2014, given that the open enrollment window has closed on Obamacare (except for those with qualifying “life events), and Medicaid expansion has been delayed. Currently 12,000 slots are filled; they will be able to accept about 8,000 applicants. SO SPREAD THE WORD: Anyone in need of health insurance and who fall under the maximum income guidelines, be sure to apply on June 2, which is next MONDAY!
Applicants can apply at online at https://jobs.utah.gov/mycase/ or download and print and application here: http://health.utah.gov/pcn/pdf/BOAapplicationEng.pdf