IFB provides healthcare.gov navigation resource

An instructional video to assist Illinois Farm Bureau members with navigating the Marketplace plan at healthcare.gov is now available. Applicants may qualify for premium tax credit, a government subsidy to lower monthly premiums depending on household size, income and other criteria. Click the arrows in the right-hand corner to enlarge the video.

COUNTRY Financial encourages families to make an individual health insurance choice based on their medical needs and budget. “If you have no coverage and the unexpected happens, everything would be out of pocket and can put you in a financial bind, including bankruptcy,” says Jeremy Stanton, COUNTRY Financial group benefits account coordinator. 

While the government eliminated the tax penalty imposed for lack of health insurance, consumers need a means to pay for an unexpected major medical event.  “Health insurance can be confusing so seek help from a COUNTRY representative who can assist”, Stanton says.

Open enrollment is November 1 to December 15th for coverage starting January 1, 2020.