The open enrollment into health insurance plans for 2021 through the ACA Marketplace goes from November 1 through December 15.

During this time, PHC will host enrollment assistance events in Des Moines, Marshalltown and Ames to help people navigate the confusing process of enrolling in health insurance through the ACA Marketplace.

Who can get help?

All are welcome! You do not need to be a PHC patient to receive assistance enrolling in coverage through the Affordable Care Act Marketplace.

What to expect:

Our bilingual Health Benefits Specialists are Certified Application Counselors who will meet with community members to review their coverage options during a 45-60 minute session. 

They will go over the available plans and help you to decide which option is best for you based on your priorities.

Due to COVID, we are asking that patients make appointments in advance, and there is the option to do a virtual appointment with a Health Benefits Specialist.

What to Bring:

  • Social Security Number and immigration documents
  • Paystubs, W2, most recent federal taxes
  • Completed Employer Coverage Tool if offered insurance through your work 
  • Marketplace username and password if you enrolled through the marketplace last year
     A working email address to use for enrollment

Find an Enrollment Event Near You:

This information can also be found on our Facebook page under the events tab.

University Medical Clinic

Friday, November 6

5 p.m.-9 p.m.

Call for an appointment: (515) 248-1500

East Side Clinic

Saturday, November 14

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Call for an appointment: (515) 248-1600

Ames Medical Clinic

Wednesday, November 18

5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Call for an appointment:  (515) 232-0628

Bery Engebretsen Medical Clinic

Friday, November 20

5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Call for an appointment: (515) 248-1400

Marshalltown Medical Clinic

Saturday, December 5

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Call for an appointment: (641) 753-4021


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