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November 1 marks the start of a new enrollment period for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region is helping women and families in our community take charge of their health by providing education and information about in-person assistance around enrollment in insurance plans for community members.

Over the next three months, November 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016, Planned Parenthood will provide community members with the information and tools to sign up for affordable health insurance.

As the leading women’s health care provider and advocate in the greater Memphis region, we are proud to help women without insurance, and their families, figure out what to consider in choosing a health insurance plan, how to get help paying for it and how to enroll.

To speak with our Certified Application Counselor (CAC) today, call  (901) 725-3032 to schedule an appointment or ask questions.

More information about the benefits of the ACA may be found online at PlannedParenthoodHealthInsuranceFacts.org. 

The website provides an overview of what the Affordable Care Act means for women, a glossary of important terms related to the law and health insurance, a calculator that helps visitors get a sense of the financial help they can get, specifics on what to consider as a woman choosing a health insurance plan, and a way to find local, in-person help signing up and to schedule an appointment for assistance.

 

FACT: More than 48 million women have already benefited from access to fully covered women’s health services thanks to the Affordable Care Act’s preventive health benefits

FACT: One in seven ACA Marketplace enrollees is a women between the ages of 18 and 34 and millions of women now have access to birth control, routine well-woman exams, breast and cervical cancer screenings, and mammograms for women over 40 without copays or other out-of-pocket expenses.

FACT: Thanks to the ACA, millions more women can get the care they need, including birth control, cancer screenings and other preventive services without a copay.  We want to help even more women and families gain the benefits of the law.