9/11/2016 4:58:42 PM
This week, the Palmetto Project released the following statement in response to the announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that the Palmetto Project, a statewide non-profit, will receive $1,092,798 in the next twelve months to provide free, in-person Affordable Care Act enrollment assistance across the state:
“Since the inception of the Marketplace we have found that enrollment assistance is one of the most critical resources South Carolinians have to find a plan that fits their needs and budget. Someone who works with an enrollment assister is nearly twice as likely to enroll successfully compared to someone who tries to enroll online without help. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing South Carolinians with free appointments to meet with in-person assisters across South Carolina.
Today, we’re joining the countless other health organizations in the state in applauding HHS for such a robust investment in these invaluable services. Whether uninsured, underinsured, or currently insured, every South Carolinian should know that there are experts in their community that can sit down with them, explain their coverage options under the Affordable Care Act, and help them make the best decision for themselves and their families.”
The Palmetto Project will provide their in-person enrollment services across the state, focusing on connecting with and enrolling the state’s most vulnerable and isolated residents in quality, affordable health insurance. Palmetto Project has been fighting for access to affordable and quality healthcare for over 20 years.
Research shows that more than 70% of the uninsured think it’s important to talk to someone one-on-one when buying insurance, which makes in-person enrollment assisters a critical resource for uninsured and newly insured Americans looking for help enrolling. With this funding announcement, the Palmetto Project will support a network of navigators and partner organizations to maintain access to in-person enrollment services across the state.
Any South Carolinian who wants to meet with an in-person enrollment assister can schedule a free appointment. South Carolinians can call signupSC toll-free at or visit www.palmettoproject.org