On October 1, 2013, your uninsured patients - and possibly some that are insured - can find health insurance coverage through a new federally-facilitated Health Insurance Marketplace (formerly known as the Health Insurance Exchange). Because your patients might inquire of you about this new program, MSMA wants to provide some resources that will help you answer their questions and direct them to useful information about the Marketplace and the assistance that is available to them.
As is detailed in the Getting Help section, two MSMA affiliates are now uniquely qualified to help you and your patients navigate the new Marketplace. Primaris, a health care quality improvement and consulting organization co-founded by MSMA, is one of two federally-designated Marketplace Navigators for Missouri. And the MSMA Insurance Agency now has two Certified Application Counselors to help people understand, apply, and enroll for health coverage through the Marketplace. See the Getting Help section for more information.