Vermont Health Connect offers a new way to choose a health insurance plan for individuals and small businesses in Vermont. Vermont Health Connect is a marketplace where individuals, families and small businesses in Vermont can compare public and private health plans and select one that fits their needs and budget. Every plan offered through Vermont Health Connect will offer basic services including checkups, emergency care, mental health services and prescriptions. Details can be found at vermonthealthconnect.gov
Vermont Health Connect will simplify the health insurance world for many Vermonters by serving as the one place to access public programs and financial assistance, such as federal tax credits and cost-sharing subsidies.
Starting January, 2014, Individuals, families and small businesses in Vermont will get their health coverage through Vermont Health Connect. This includes: Vermonters who do not have health insurance, Vermonters who currently purchase insurance for themselves, Vermonters who have Medicaid, Dr. Dynasaur, Catamount Health or Vermont Health Access Program (VHAP), Vermonters who are offered “unaffordable” coverage by their employers, and small businesses in Vermont that provide coverage for their employees.
This is a chance for anyone with questions about health coverage to have them answered. The forum is free. Come with your questions. Information about the program is found at http://healthconnect.vermont.gov/ . For more information call the Guildhall Public Library at 676-3054.