Promise Community Health Center is available to assist CoOportunity Health customers who have been encouraged to find a replacement health insurance policy before a looming deadline.
The Iowa Insurance Division announced last week that rehabilitation of CoOportunity Health was unsuccessful and will now file a petition for liquidation. Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart is strongly encouraging individuals to obtain new coverage and cancel their policy with CoOportunity Health as soon as possible.
Those who have a CoOportunity Health policy should not cancel their current policy before enrolling in a plan with another qualifying insurance carrier and should continue to pay premiums until their new coverage is effective to avoid being subjected to a federal penalty for failing to retain health coverage.
People can purchase coverage through HealthCare.gov during the open enrollment period until Feb. 15, for an effective date of March 1, in order to continue receiving advanced premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions.
CoOportunity customers can receive assistance by contacting a community care coordinator Jessica Mora at Promise Community Center Center by calling 712-722-1700. Mora can assist people with the selection of health-care plans through HealthCare.gov and enrollment in the state’s various Medicaid programs. She can assist people with enrolling in new coverage during open enrollment, answer questions regarding liquidation and explain benefits of alternative plans.
Promise Community Health Center is the only Federally Qualified Health Center in the far northwest corner of Iowa. To learn more, visit www.promisechc.org.