December 15 is the deadline to sign up for health insurance

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CHEYENNE, Wyo - Wyoming Navigators will concentrate in-person enrollment assistance events on higher uninsured counties within the state during the last week of Open Enrollment.

Laramie County, ranking among the highest uninsured, will have eight enrollment events throughout Cheyenne during the final week where individuals and families may walk-in and get help with their health care coverage options for 2018.

In addition to events open to the public, navigators are scheduling one-on-one appointments before and after the scheduled events and will be working most days throughout the final week from 6am to 9pm to accommodate varying schedules.

“The deadline for Open Enrollment will not be extended. We remain flexible with our schedules so we don’t miss anyone. This is it Wyoming,” says Heather Webb, Enroll Wyoming navigator.

In Cheyenne, navigators may be found at the following locations and times:

-Tuesday, 12/12/17, 10:30am to 1:30pm at Salvation Army, 601 E. 20th St.

-Tuesday, 12/12/17, 10:30am to 12:30pm at Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Ave.

-Tuesday, 12/12/17, 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Old DePaul Hospital/CRMC, 2600 E. 18th St.

-Thursday, 12/14/17, 4pm to 9pm at Wyoming Institute of Population Health, 4028 Laramie St.

-Friday, 12/15/17, 6am to 8am at Wyoming Institute of Population Health, 4028 Laramie St.

-Friday, 12/15/17, 10:30am to 1:30pm at Salvation Army, 601 E. 20th St.

-Friday, 12/15/17, 10:30am to 12:30pm at Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Ave.

-Friday, 12/15/17, 4pm to 11pm at Wyoming Institute of Population Health, 4028 Laramie St.

Navigators are also scheduling telehealth appointments to serve individuals and families in other counties throughout the final week.

“We are grateful for the technology with telehealth this year. We have done several appointments serving consumers in multiple counties when we were unable to travel to them. No matter where folks are located within the state, Enroll Wyoming will be there to help one way or the other,” explains Monica Jennings, Enroll Wyoming navigator,

Enroll Wyoming navigators continue to be available to provide individual assistance during the Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period, which runs through December 15, 2017.

According to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services weekly enrollment snapshot in December 2017, Wyoming’s enrollment numbers have the second highest increase in the nation at this point in time compared to previous enrollment years.

Navigators encourage consumers to dial 2-1-1 or check the Wyoming 2-1-1 calendar for enrollment events. Wyoming residents may visit the website and click on the “Enroll Wyoming” link to the left of the page to view the calendar themselves.

If residents attempt to enroll independently, be cautious of false enrollment websites. Healthcare.gov is the ONLY correct website. Check your screen BEFORE entering your phone number. You cannot enter a phone number without creating an account and beginning an application.

If it does not say healthcare.gov at the top left of the screen, it’s not correct. If you are concerned, you may dial 2-1-1 to speak with a navigator or contact the Wyoming Department of Insurance at 307-777-7401.