UnityPoint sets up toll-free number for insurance help


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Posted Online: Oct. 25, 2013, 8:40 pm
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By Eric Timmons, etimmons@qconline.com
ROCK ISLAND — UnityPoint Health-Trinity is launching a toll-free number Monday for anyone who wants to make an appointment with a counselor who can help them sign up for health insurance.

The number — 888-275-5235 — will be launched Monday. Trinity's counselors are specially trained to help the uninsured understand, and sign up for health insurance through the new online marketplaces set up under the Affordable Care Act.

People with an income less than $45,960, or a family of four with income less than $94,200 per year, will qualify for savings under the law. Varying assistance, based on income, also is available, according to a Trinity news release.






















 



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