Healthcare Sign-Up Assistance at St. Charles Community College

St. Charles Community College will be offering events providing information on health insurance available through the U.S. government, as well as letting individuals sign up for healthcare plans. The events will be held Monday, January 23, and Wednesday through Thursday, January 25-26, on the SCC campus located at 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr. in Cottleville.


“While there is talk in Washington of dismantling the The Affordable Care Act (ACA), no changes are likely to occur in the near future,” said Paul Roesler, professor of political science at SCC. “The ACA signup period lasts through January and any plan that people sign up for this month will probably remain in effect through the year.”

The first event, Health Insurance 101, is an informational presentation by Hana Hartman, an ACA navigator, that will be held from noon-1:30 p.m. Monday, January 23, in the auditorium of the Daniel J. Conoyer Social Sciences Building. No appointment is necessary to attend. Hartman will explain the ins and outs of Missouri’s health insurance exchanges, discuss possible changes that might occur under the Trump administration and provide information on how to sign up.

ACA Enrollment Days will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, January 25-26, at SCC. At these full-day events, Hana and other navigators will help students and community members sign up for healthcare plans.

Students and other community members who would like to attend a session are required to sign up for available time slots here: https://goo.gl/forms/ckRxbjeCu173Kp1q1. Direct questions to 314-531-7526 or hana.hartman@ppslr.org. If time slots fill up, SCC will consider adding more ACA Enrollment Days, or people can schedule times directly with the navigators.

“The open enrollment period began Nov. 1 and continues through January, yet many people still have questions about the process,” Roesler said. “I’m excited to have the experts come to SCC – it is an important service to our community.”

For more information, contact Paul Roesler at proesler@stchas.edu or 636-922-8265.