Your library is here to help you with your health information needs! Our library staff can help you identify local resources to address your health needs.
JMRL can help you with access to technology. There’s free wi-fi and computers available at all of our branches. (Did you know that health information is the 2nd most popular online search category?)
JMRL staff can also tell you about the Special Enrollment Period on the Insurance Marketplace. A Special Enrollment Period is a time when you can sign up for health insurance through HealthCare.gov. You only get a Special Enrollment Period if you lose your insurance or experience a major life change. If you lose your insurance, such as through a work lay-off or turning 26 and aging off your parent’s plan, you have 60 days before or after your coverage ends to enroll on HealthCare.gov. If you experience a major life change, you have 60 days after the event to enroll in a health plan.
Some of the most common major life changes include:
- Moving to a new zip code or county
- Getting married or divorced
- Having a baby, adopting, or becoming a foster parent
- Becoming a U.S. citizen or getting a green card
To apply for a Special Enrollment Period visit HealthCare.gov and follow instructions to see if you can enroll for 2019 coverage. You can also call HealthCare.gov at 1-800-318-2596. (TTY 1-855-889-4325). Visit your local library branch if you need internet access to find out if you qualify for the special enrollment period.