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    HHS Announces Marketplace Special Enrollment Period for COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

    YAVAPAI COUNTY – Starting on February 15, 2021 and continuing through May 15, 2021, this Special Enrollment Period (SEP) will allow individuals and families in Arizona to enroll in 2021 health insurance coverage.

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    President Biden issued an Executive Order on January 28 requiring the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), to open a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for individuals and families for Marketplace coverage in response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. This SEP will allow individuals and families in states with Marketplaces served by the HealthCare.gov platform to enroll in 2021 health insurance coverage.

    The SEP will be offered to consumers applying for new coverage or updating an existing application through HealthCare.gov, the Marketplace call center, or through direct enrollment channels. Coverage is prospective, with coverage beginning the first day of the month following the date of plan selection.

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    Community Health Center of Yavapai is ready to assist individuals and families in finding health converage to fit their need. If you, or anyone you know needs assistance with this, please contact Community Health Center at 928-583-1000. Appointments are conducted over the phone.

    Read full HHS news article here: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2021/01/28/hhs-announces-marketplace-special-enrollment-period-for-covid-19-public-health-emergency.html

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    Community Health Center of Yavapai is a Federally Qualified Health Center with locations in Prescott, Prescott Valley, and Cottonwood, Arizona. It is managed cooperatively by Yavapai County and the Prescott Free Clinic Board of Directors. CHCY welcomes all patients and accepts most major insurance, Medicaid and AHCCCS plans. A sliding fee discount program is available to qualified individuals. Services include: Primary Care, Dental Care, Behavioral Health, Pediatric and Prenatal Services, Gynecology and Reproductive Health Services, and the Well Woman HealthCheck program. Call (928) 583-1000 or go to www.CHCY.org

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