Hunter Health Navigators Are Here and Ready to Register Kansans For the 2021 Health Insurance Marketplace
2021 Kansas Health Insurance Marketplace Rates Now Available
Hunter Health Navigators Are Here and Ready to Register Kansans
Kansans looking for health insurance have two weeks to shop for the 2021 coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Hunter Health Clinic has Kansas Navigators who are certified to provide unbiased information to help consumers enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Navigators can assist consumers with the online application process and help Kansans compare plans to find the best fit. Open Enrollment for 2021 runs from November 1 through December 15, 2020.
With the record number of job loss we have seen this year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we anticipate an influx of unemployed will seek health insurance through the Marketplace.
In 2020, 16% of Hunter Health patients were best served in a language other than English “We offer translation services for most languages and can have a translator sit with an individual and the navigator to ensure the health insurance information is communicated effectively and efficiently. We want our community to understand they have insurance options that might be a better fit for them and their family,” said Mabel Borjas, Business Operations Manager.
Borjas says the insurance options can be overwhelming, and many might not understand the differences between the plan options. She recommends that anyone works with a navigator who is trained and understands the complexity of the insurance options available. Hunter Health Kansas Navigators say residents should call 316-262-2415 to get an appointment to learn about their options.
ABOUT HUNTER HEALTH:
For more than 44 years, Hunter Health Clinic has been a critical health care resource in the community, especially through our service to those most vulnerable and underserved in Wichita and the surrounding cities. Hunter Health is a non-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center and the only Urban Indian Health Program in Kansas. We know that low-income and racial and ethnic minority populations tend to be at greater risk for chronic health conditions related to healthy behaviors and clinical care, and part of our mission is to provide accessible, patient-centered care to every person. Hunter Health offers a wide range of primary care services including Medical, Dental, Behavioral Health, Vision, Nutrition, HIV Testing and Counseling, Pharmacy, Lab, X-Ray, and same-day appointments for urgent needs. From a common cold to minor surgery, we are a community health center providing more than basic healthcare needs. We exist to improve the health and well-being of everyone in our community. For more information, visit www.HunterHealth.org.