Open Enrollment for 2016 health insurance ended on January 31, 2016.
A Special Enrollment Period is available to individuals and families who have experienced a “qualifying life event.” For more information, see: Qualifying Life Events. It is important to note that if health insurance is lost for any reason during the year, the Special Enrollment Period lasts for 60 days from the date of the event.
For questions or to enroll by phone, call the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596. For TTY, call 1-855-889-4325. Interpretation services are available. Help is available 24 hours/day, 7 days a week.
For help to enroll online during a Special Enrollment Period, call the Insure Georgia Virtual Navigator Center from 8 am to 5 pm at 1-866-988-8246.
Enrollment is available year-round for children who qualify for Medicaid or PeachCare for Kids. For more information, see the Department of Community Health website or visit your local office of Division of Family and Children Services.
All are invited to attend the Quarterly Meeting of the Diabetes Community Action Coalition, Inc., on Tuesday, April 26th, from 11 am to 1 pm at the Mechanicsville Branch Library. Newcomers are especially welcome!
Our Guest Speaker will be Fulton County School Nurse Trish Vacarella, RN, CDE. She will describe the medical care that children with diabetes receive in Georgia Public Schools.
Diabetes prevention and self-management education materials will be available. DCAC handouts on finding health insurance, locating resources and support for the uninsured, as well as transitioning to Medicare, will are also available.
The Mechanicsville Branch Library is located at 400 Formwalt Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30312.
The meeting room is on the 1st floor, accessible by elevator. The entrance to the library is located on the west side of the Fulton County Juvenile Justice Building.
If you need reasonable accommodations due to a disability, including communications in an alternative format, please contact Nell Kapple at 404-6613-7944 or for TDD/TTY or Relay Access, dial 711.
Driving, public transportation, and parking instructions can be found on the registration page.
We invite you to sign up for the Coalition’s monthly Newsletter.
If you prefer to read our monthly Newsletters online, you can do that, too!
To sign up for the monthly Newsletter or to read the DCAC Newsletters online, click here.
Since 2015, all private health plans must offer smoking cessation treatments to adult smokers as a preventive service required by the Affordable Care Act.
Although many health plans in Georgia have not yet updated their approved list of medications, a 90-day supply of all FDA-approved smoking cessation medications is available to smokers with $0 copay when prescribed by a doctor.
For those Georgians covered by Medicaid, a free 12-week supply of certain smoking cessation medications is available. To learn more, see Medicaid coverage in Georgia.
For those without health insurance, it is possible to buy over-the-counter smoking cessation products at a discount when prescribed by a doctor by using one of several drug discount cards. See Discount Card for OTC Medications.
Note: The Georgia Tobacco Use Prevention Program periodically offers free Nicotine Replacement Therapy to adults without health insurance. For more information, call the Georgia Tobacco Quit Line: English: 1-877-270-STOP Spanish: 1-877-2NO-FUME
Why is it important to make tobacco cessation products available as a free preventive benefit?
Adults who smoke are at high risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes.
People with Diabetes who smoke have the highest risk for developing debilitating complications like blindness, kidney failure, and lower leg amputations.