Legal aid at library to assist with health insurance information


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Are you still weighing the pros and cons of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for your family? Are you wondering if it could be “affordable” for you?

If you have questions and would like simple answers, Certified Navigator Norma Parsons will be at the Altus Library, 421 N. Hudson in Altus, from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov.18. Parsons will be there to answer your questions, help you shop the marketplace and provide the information you need to decide if your family would benefit from having health coverage. Parsons is a paralegal in Legal Aid’s Altus Office, located at 3000 N. Main, Suite 500 in Altus. She is accredited by the federal and state governments to assist individuals with enrollment in the ACA, free of charge. She will not make recommendations or decisions for you but only will provide unbiased assistance in finding answers to your questions, reviewing policies for which you are eligible and can afford and assisting you through the enrollment process.

Uninsured persons can enroll in the Affordable Care Act through Feb. 15, which is the last day of this year’s open enrollment period. However, Parsons encourages interested persons to contact her now while so they won’t be faced with a last-minute situation.

If you are unable to go to the library on Wednesday, you may contact Parsons at 580-482-7431 and schedule an appointment with her.

Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma is a not-for-profit law firm, which provides free civil legal assistance to eligible low-income individuals and their families and to elderly persons in the areas of family, consumer, housing, health and employment. Legal Aid attorneys and staff work through a network of fully-staffed law offices and satellite offices, serving eligible clients in all 77 counties of Oklahoma. The statewide toll-free number to call for legal assistance is 1-888-534-5243.

Funding for Legal Aid is from the Legal Services Corporation, the State of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Bar Foundation, 16 United Way or United Fund organizations and aging agencies across the state, as well as generous attorneys, law firms, foundations, businesses and individuals. ​

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