Need Health Insurance?
At Goodwin, we want to make sure everyone has access to our services. We accept most kinds of health insurance, including most private insurance plans, Marketplace plans, NH Medicaid, MaineCare and Medicare. You will not be turned away from Goodwin for not having insurance. Our Certified Application Counselors can help you get covered.
How do I apply for insurance?
We know applying for health insurance can be confusing and difficult to understand. That’s why Goodwin has onsite Certified Application Counselors (CAC’s) who are available to help you and your family get health insurance coverage.
Our team at Goodwin can help to review your eligibility for one of two different insurance programs:
- Private health insurance plans you may qualify for within the Health Insurance Marketplace
- Medicaid coverage through the Granite Advantage Health Care Program
What is the Health Insurance Marketplace?
The Health Insurance Marketplace was created to provide affordable health care plans for as many Americans as possible. All insurance plans offered through the Marketplace are required to cover doctor visits, hospitalizations, maternity care, emergency room visits, prescriptions, mental health and substance abuse services, and more. You can even get dental insurance through the Marketplace. Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify.
The Health Insurance Marketplace has open enrollment periods every year.
It is very important to meet with someone who can help you enroll during this open enrollment period.
What is the Granite Advantage Health Care Program?
The Granite Advantage Health Care Program is designed for low-income families to receive health insurance at little to no cost. This is a Medicaid funded program that has expanded its requirements so more people can qualify. Even if you already have health insurance, there may be a more affordable option for you. Within the Granite Advantage Health Care Program there are three options for getting coverage. Our team can meet with you to identify which option is best suited for you or your family.
How do I know if I am eligible for the Granite Advantage Health Care Program?
The program is available to New Hampshire residents ranging from ages 19 to 64 whose incomes fall below a certain level. To see if you’re eligible, visit the NH Health and Human Services website.
What type of coverage does Granite Advantage Health Care Program offer?
The details of your coverage will depend on the type of plan you qualify for. Most plans are required to cover routine doctor’s appointments, prescriptions, and emergency room visits. Use the chart below to get an idea of what coverage you may qualify for, then scroll down to learn how we can help you get started. Both programs help pay for regular checkups, prescription drugs, ER visits, hospital stays, specialist visits, and mental health and substance use treatment.
- To learn more about and apply for NH Medicaid, visit the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
- To learn more about your health care coverage options, visit HealthCare.gov
- For further assistance with getting health care coverage, visit https://coveringnewhampshire.org/
Selecting a Managed Care Plan:
The guide below reviews the differences between managed health plan options. Our specialists are happy to help with any questions about selecting a plan.
Contact our Certified Application Counselors at (603)516-2556 or email@example.com.
Contacting our team:
To make a change to your Managed Care Plan during the special enrollment period, contact our Certified Application Counselors at (603)516-2556 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prepare for Your Application
When you apply for either option, be sure to have the following information available for either online applications or in person appointments:
- Social Security numbers of those applying for coverage
- Document numbers for eligible immigrants who want health coverage (get more info on this here)
- Birth dates
- Paystubs, W-2 forms, or other information about your family’s income
- Policy/member numbers for any current health coverage
- Information about any health coverage from a job that’s available to you or your family
Meet Our Specialists
Getting health care coverage can be overwhelming. Our team of Certified Application Counselors (C.A.C.) are ready to guide you through the process. We will work with you to make sure you get access to the services you need.
For appointments on-site at Goodwin Community Health please contact one of our Certified Application Counselors at (603)516-2556 or email@example.com
- Mary Moynihan, CAC
- Ginny Mayo, CAC
Special Enrollment Periods
What is the special enrollment period, and how do I know if I’m eligible?
If you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period if you’ve had certain life events (known as “qualifying events”)including losing health coverage, moving, getting married, having a baby, or adopting a child.
Below are examples of acceptable qualifying events:
If you have a “qualifying event”, our onsite enrollment specialists can help you enroll during the Special Enrollment Period.
You can enroll in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) any time of year, whether you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period or not. Job-based plans must provide a special enrollment period of at least 30 days.
To learn more about enrollment during Special Enrollment Period, please contact one of our Certified Application Counselors at (603)516-2556 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a qualifying life event, you may be eligible to enroll in the Marketplace outside the open enrollment period, this is known as a Special Enrollment Period (SEP).
If you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period, you usually have up to 60 days following the date of the life event to enroll in a plan. If you miss that window, you’ll have to wait until the next Open Enrollment Period to apply.
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