Insurance Department continuing CHAT about health insurance
Posted on 9/25/2009
BISMARCK, N.D.-The North Dakota Insurance Department is holding another round of CHAT sessions this fall, this time focusing on limited-income participants. CHAT, which stands for Choosing Health Plans All Together, brings small groups of consumers together to make health insurance decisions and learn from each other. The Insurance Department conducted 10 CHAT sessions around the state in August.
"We received very valuable input during our first 10 CHAT sessions," Commissioner Adam Hamm said. "These four additional meetings give us a chance to continue to learn from consumers."
The four sessions are planned for October; two take place in Fargo on Oct. 19. The Department is looking for limited-income North Dakotans to participate whose annual income is at or below 250 percent of the federal poverty level. Participants will receive a meal and a $25 Visa gift card for completing the session. Registration for the two other sessions being held in Minot and Bismarck is closed due to space limitations.
Individuals interested in participating must have an annual income of $27,075 or less; the limit for a family of two is $36,425; the limit for a family of four is $55,125.
"Gathering input from the citizens of North Dakota is especially important during this time of ongoing intense national debate on health care," Hamm said.
Please note: this event is for non-Medicare eligible North Dakotans. If you or someone you know may be interested in participating, please contact the North Dakota Insurance Department at 1-800-247-0560 by Oct. 7, or register online at www.nd.gov/ndins/about/chat. Registration is required.