Health Insurance Marketplace | Chester Regional Medical Center

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Enrollment: November 1, 2015 – January 31, 2016

We can help you sign up! Podemos tener traductores españoles disponibles!

Are you uninsured? We offer free, in-person help with applications. We:

  • Help uninsured residents review coverage options on the Health Insurance

    Marketplace, or help determine eligibility for Medicaid;
  • See if you qualify for financial assistance (ex: cost-sharing of premiums, reduced out-of-pocket costs)
  • Help with your application and signing-up
  • Help you re-enroll
  • Assist with special enrollment due to a life change (marriage, divorce, new baby,

    loss of job, loss of coverage, etc.).

Call now to make an appointment with our application coordinator. Pueden estar disponibles en español

(803) 581-3151

Or, use our online tool below to schedule an appointment.

Our hospital and its employed physicians proudly accept the following Marketplace health plans from the following insurance carriers:

  • BCBS of SC/+MSP
  • BlueChoice HP

Visit to view Marketplace medical insurance options, and to verify that our hospital is a network participating provider with your desired plan.

Penalties Have Increased for 2016

If you can afford health insurance coverage in 2016 but don’t sign up, you may have to pay a penalty ($695 per adult, $347.50 per child – up to $2,085 a family, or 2.5% of family income – whichever is higher). And, without insurance, you’ll be financially responsible for all of your medical costs.

Examples: Family of 4 with household income of $42,000: 2.5% of income = $1,050, penalty = $2,085. Family of 4 with household income of $125,000: 2.5% of income = $3,125; penalty = $3,125.

Comprehensive Insurance Coverage

You will not be denied coverage because of a pre-existing health condition. Some of the essential health benefits on every plan on the Health Insurance Marketplace include:

  • free preventive care and wellness services
  • doctor visits
  • prescription drugs
  • hospital and emergency department care
  • lab services
  • chronic disease management
  • pediatric services

Medicaid Expansion and other Financial Assistance

In some states, Medicaid has expanded existing coverage. Even if your state does not expand Medicaid, government subsidies may be available depending on your income and other qualifications.

For more information about the Marketplace and how it works, view this video from the Kaiser Foundation.

Have a question or need more information? View our frequently asked questions.