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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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1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
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