Monthly Archives: October 2013

Affordable Care Act

Using Missouri’s Health

Insurance Marketplace

How to Apply for the Marketplace


There are four different ways to apply for the Marketplace:


  1. 1.  Online


–      Website has experienced problems, but is consistently improving

  1. 2.  Over the phone

–      For individuals: 1 (800) 318 – 2596, available 24/7

–      For SHOP: 1 (800) 706 – 7893, Mon. – Fri., 9am – 7pm EST

–      Call center that help complete an application

  1. 3.  With a Navigator

–      In-person help to answer questions and walk you through an application

–      Federally certified Navigators cannot charge for services

  1. 4.  By paper

–      Paper applications can be found at

–      Take more time to process


To complete an application an individual or family will need:


–      Address

–      Name and Social Security Number for anyone applying

–      Income information for anyone applying

–      Policy numbers for any current health insurance plans covering household members

–      Information about any employer-offered coverage, even if you have opted out


Navigators in Boone County


Primaris / Knowledge Management Associates

–      (573) 817 – 8338

Central Missouri Area Agency on Aging

–      (573) 443 – 5823 or (800) 369 – 5211

Central Missouri Community Action

–      (855) 612 – 2259

Family Health Center

–      (573) 886 – 6790

Using Missouri’s Health Insurance Marketplaces: A Forum for Small Employers and Individuals

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Friends Room, Columbia Public Library

Dr. Karen Edison of MU’s Center for Health Policy will give an overview of the marketplaces, including the rationale for their development, the importance of the individual mandate, and the availability of tax exemptions for those who qualify.
Mary Timmel of the Small Business Majority, the non-profit entity contracted to do outreach to small employers around the state, will explain use of the marketplace by small employers.
Aaron Swaney, Outreach and Enrollment Specialist at the Family Health Center, will discuss use of the health insurance marketplace by individuals.
KRFU radio host David Lile will moderate the event.
Attendees will receive useful printed materials.
This event is cosponsored by the Columbia Public Library, the Family Health Center and the Voluntary Action Center.

Hot Topics in Education: A Forum on Teacher Tenure

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Columbia Public Library
7:00 p.m. (refreshments available at 6:30 p.m.)

The program will entail an introduction to the current tenure situation in Missouri, followed by a lively panel discussion
and questions from the audience.

Panelists will be:
Otto Fajen, Missouri National Education Association (MNEA) Legislative Director
Dr. Michael Podgursky, MU Department of Economics
Dr. Stacey Preis, General Assembly Joint Committee on Education
Scott Summers, Attorney, Missouri Schools Boards Association (MSBA) Employment and Labor Relations Department

The forum is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Columbia Public Library.

League Presents: Signing Up for Health Care in Missouri