Health Insurance Virtual Town Hall Offered to Michigan Consumers

Media Contact: Laura Hall, 517-290-3779, halll17@michigan.gov
Consumer Hotline: 877-999-6442, Michigan.gov/HealthInsurance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2021

(LANSING, MICH) The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) is offering a virtual town hall event for consumers today about the Health Insurance Marketplace special open enrollment period that is open until May 15, 2021.

This live online town hall meeting is part of a series of events that will help consumers learn and ask questions about signing up for a health plan on the Health Insurance Marketplace. 

Event Information: Thursday, March 18 at 11:30 a.m. Registration is not required. To attend the virtual town hall event, click the event link at its start time.

To shop for health coverage or to get free, local help to make health coverage decisions, Michiganders should go to the Health Marketplace by visiting HealthCare.gov before the May 15 enrollment deadline. The American Rescue Plan, recently signed into law by President Joe Biden, increases and expands Marketplace subsidies to help consumers afford health coverage. In some cases, these subsidies could provide cost-free coverage for the whole year.

Community organizations interested in co-hosting a virtual town hall on the special enrollment period on the Health Insurance Marketplace can contact DIFS.

DIFS can help consumers with health insurance questions and complaints and can provide information about the Health Insurance Marketplace special enrollment period. For more information, consumers should visit Michigan.gov/HealthInsurance or call 877-999-6442 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The mission of the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services is to ensure access to safe and secure insurance and financial services fundamental for the opportunity, security, and success of Michigan residents, while fostering economic growth and sustainability in both industries. In addition, the Department provides consumer protection, outreach, and financial literacy and education services to Michigan residents. For more information, visit Michigan.gov/DIFS or follow the Department on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

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