Affordable Care Act in-person enrollment opportunity at St. Rita's

(Lima, Dec. 4, 2015) The Affordable Care Act has provided many Americans with the opportunity to access low-cost health insurance through the Marketplace. The annual open enrollment period to take advantage of this program is from November 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016.

St. Ritas Health Partners understands the complexity of applying for the Marketplace or Medicaid plans and invites community members to St. Ritas Medical Center to assist in navigating through the options. Certified application counselors (CACs) or partnering navigators have several options to assist you through the process.

In-person enrollment will take place at St. Ritas Medical Center on December 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Caf Conference Room. No appointment is needed on this day, and all walk-ins are welcome. If unable to make it to this session, individuals can schedule an appointment with in-person assistors on a different day by calling Kathy Herold, Health Resource Center and Medical Library Coordinator at St. Ritas, at 419-996-5842. Community members can also email contact information to HealthCareAct@mercy.com or call (877) 956-3729 and select option 2, then 3 to schedule.

In order to enroll on the day of the event or appointment, please bring the following documents:
  • Social Security Numbers (or document numbers for legal immigrants)
  • Birth dates
  • Pay stubs, W-2 forms, or Wage and Tax Statements
  • Policy numbers for any current health insurance
  • Information about any health insurance you or your family could get through a job
  • All notifications regarding any current policies you may have


For more general information on the Affordable Care Act you can visit HealthCare.gov and sign up to receive text and email updates or call the Marketplace Call Center at 1.800.318.2596.

For more information, please contact:
Katee Fenimore
Communications Coordinator
St. Ritas Health Partners
O: 419-226-9802
C: 567-242-4078
KNFenimore@Mercy.com