February 16, 2017
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February 15, 2017
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October 4, 2016
Aetna (AET) is sharply cutting its participation in Obamacare exchanges for 2017.
October 22, 2015
We’ve Got You Covered in Western North Carolina
July 14, 2015
ASHEVILLE. N.C. (June 24, 2015) – Together with Western Carolina Medical Society Foundation (WCMS Foundation), Mission Foundation today announced it has been awarded a $500,000 grant from The Duke Endowment to cover funding shortfalls in WCMS Foundation’s Project Access® charity medical care program. Project Access® offers access to free healthcare for low income, uninsured residents of Buncombe County.
February 20, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today a special enrollment period (SEP) for individuals and families who did not have health coverage in 2014 and are subject to the fee or “shared responsibility payment” when they file their 2014 taxes in states which use the Federally-facilitated Marketplaces (FFM). This special enrollment period will allow those individuals and families who were unaware or didn’t understand the implications of this new requirement to enroll in 2015 health insurance coverage through the FFM.
January 22, 2015
In North Carolina, 458,676 people signed up for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. US Department of Health and Human Services encourages consumers to sign up before Open Enrollment ends on Feb. 15.
December 18, 2014
WCMS member physicians can host at their practices one of our Health Access Counselors between now and Friday, February 13, 2015 to help your patients enroll in either the HIM, Medicaid, Medicare or Project Access® (the latter for Buncombe residents only) as eligible.
December 9, 2014
Food, games, health screenings, health insurance information, and fun!
November 12, 2014
Free two-part series taught by WCMS Health Access Team and OnTrack Financial Education & Counseling
November 7, 2014
WCMS has a cadre of fully trained and certified Health Access Counselors (HAC) ready to help enroll as many uninsured people as possible, particularly during open enrollment periods.
May 14, 2014
April 7, 2014
WCMS Foundation Annual Campaign Launches “EXPANDING ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE IN WNC”
March 13, 2014
Enroll in the NC Health Insurance Marketplace by March 31st. In-Person Help is Available. Help is Free.
February 27, 2014
Project Access plans in the coming year to integrate with our Certified Application Counselor functions with the goal of enrolling as many uninsured people as possible into the marketplace.
February 19, 2014
More than 80 percent of physicians say they don’t have enough information about the ACA to answer patients’ questions or understand its impact on their practices. Fortunately, the AMA offers resources with answers that can help ease this transition for your patients and practice.