Groups offer health care enrollment aid

MARIETTA – Washington Morgan Community Action and the Ohio Association of Foodbanks are offering free health care enrollment application assistance by a trained health care navigator.

Through the Health Insurance Marketplace established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, uninsured and underinsured Ohioans can compare coverage options side-by-side, learn about their eligibility for premium tax credits designed to lower premium costs and enroll in a Qualified Health Plan.

Open enrollment will continue through March 31.

Residents can make an appointment by calling Community Action at (740) 373-3745 ext. 113. Appointments can be made for both Washington and Morgan county residents seeking assistance.

Ohioans can visit to apply on their own. Those seeking help with enrolling can call 1-800-648-1176 or visit to find assistance.