Mercy St. Francis Offers Health Insurance Education Program

January 13, 2014

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How will the Affordable Care Act affect you and your community? Mercy St. Francis Hospital and University of Missouri Extension are offering information on the new health care law that can help families, individuals and businesses understand their options and responsibilities.

A non-partisan education initiative Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Mercy St. Francis Hospital will help consumers navigate Missouri’s Health Insurance Marketplace, and touch on the following topics:

  • Basic health insurance terms
  • Understanding your health insurance options
  • How to get enrolled in health insurance
  • Impact on employer coverage
  • How to get help to pay health insurance
  • Impact on other types of health insurance
  • Changes to Medicare

“People still have a lot of questions,” said Cammie Younger, University of Missouri Extension specialist, who will be the presenter at the event. Younger serves on the Extension’s Health Insurance Education Initiative Team. “We’ve worked hard to put together this program to educate and explain the best choices for people and their families.”

The health insurance program will be held Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Sister’s Dining Room at Mercy St. Francis Hospital, located at 100 W. Highway 60 in Mountain View. Registration is required by Jan. 27. Call (417) 934-7000 for more information. In case of inclement weather, the program will be rescheduled for Feb. 5.

For a list of Mercy’s enrollment events across southwest Missouri, click here.

MU Extension’s Health Insurance Education Initiative website at also provides resources for the state’s small businesses, including information about tax credits for offering insurance to employees and explanations of rules that might affect their bottom line.