Wuesthoff Health System Offers Help for Individuals Trying to Navigate The Online Health Insurance Marketplace 

For individuals who have had issues trying to sign up for health insurance on the online Marketplace, help is here, thanks to Wuesthoff Health System. 

The hospital invites anyone needing assistance to call the free help line at 321-636-2211 x 1138 or 321-752-1203, where a Certified Application Counselor can help individuals navigate the insurance exchanges and selection process, enroll in the program and find a physician. 

“The Affordable Care Act–also known as Obamacare–is making it possible for all individuals to have access to healthcare insurance through The Online Health Insurance Marketplace, but issues with the government website have kept some people from taking advantage of this opportunity,” said Tim Cerullo, CEO, Wuesthoff Health System. “We want to make that process easier for them.” 

Depending on household income, some individuals may qualify for subsidies toward the cost of the premium. Also, under this law, individuals who don’t have insurance by the deadline may be subject to penalties. 

“Anyone who has gone without health insurance knows how stressful it can be when illness strikes. This is an opportunity for those people to have access to quality care and improve their overall health,” Cerullo said. 

The deadline for enrollment is March 31, 2014. Individuals who sign up before December 23, 2013, may have coverage as early as January 1, 2014. Once coverage begins, individuals can schedule well visits with their new primary care physician, pediatrician, internal medicine specialist or family doctor. 

To reach a Certified Application Counselor call 321-636-2211 x 1138 or 321-752-1203; Media inquiries should be directed to Diana VanDeMark at diana.vandemark@hma.com.

About Wuesthoff Health System 

The Mission of Wuesthoff Health System: Everyone doing everything to pursue the perfect patient experience. Wuesthoff Health System includes Wuesthoff Medical Center-Rockledge and Wuesthoff Medical Center-Melbourne, both full acute care hospitals and Wuesthoff Health Services, a network of affiliates providing hospice, home-care, home medical equipment, skilled nursing care and assisted living services.