GET STARTED!

Call us now at (602) 266-0397 to make an appointment and have a Keogh Health Connection Navigator answer your questions and help you apply for FREE.

For additional information on programs and
health insurance options please see below.

Programs

1. Marketplace/The Affordable Care Act

Keogh Health Connection is ready to help you all year, not just during Open Enrollment!

The 2018 Open Enrollment Period runs from
November 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Plans sold during Open Enrollment start January 1, 2018.

b. Documents you must bring to the appointment

Click Here – English or Click Here-Spanish

c. Make the Most of Your Coverage!

Here is what you can do.

d. Special Enrollment Periods (SEP)

The annual Open Enrollment Period is over. You can only enroll in a 2016 insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace if you have a life event that qualifies you for a Special Enrollment Period.

e. FAQ’S

View FAQ’s

f. Tax Questions?

  • Make sure you understand the tax laws and penalties!
  • General Information
  • Worried about Penalties?
  • If you did not have health coverage because you couldn’t afford it, you may not have to pay a penalty. For more information, please call us at (602) 266-0397 or click on the links below.

The fee for not having health coverage is calculated one of two ways. If you or your dependents don’t have insurance that qualifies as minimum essential coverage you’ll pay either a percentage of your household income or a flat fee — whichever is higher. SEE DIAGRAM

g. Exemptions & Hardships

Health coverage exemptions are available for many reasons: certain life events, health coverage or financial status, group membership, and more.

For more information, please call us at (602) 266-0397 or click on the links below.

    • Exemptions
    • Use the Exemption Tool
    • Hardships are life situations that keep you from getting health insurance. If you qualify for a hardship exemption, you don’t have to have health insurance or pay a fee for the months the exemption applies. See if you qualify here.

h. Marketplace

Want a fast way to preview plans and price estimates? Check out the Marketplace Screening Tool

2. AHCCCS/Low-Income Programs

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) is Arizona’s Medicaid agency that offers health care programs to serve Arizona residents.

    • Individuals must meet certain income and other requirements to obtain services
    • Call (602) 266-0397 to talk to a Keogh team member about the process, requirements and scheduling an appointment
    • Documents you must bring to the appointment
      Click Here – English or Click Here-Spanish

3. KidsCare

KidsCare is BACK!

a. What is KidsCare?

  • KidsCare is Arizona’s version of the federally created Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). It was recently reinstated after it had been frozen since 2010, when it was cut due to budget crisis during the Great Recession.
  • AHCCCS estimates approximately 30,000 Arizona children may enroll in KidsCare coverage!
  • View the Press Release HERE

b. How does the program work?

  • Parents insuring their children in KidsCare pay a monthly premium depending on their household income.
  • Monthly premiums can range from $10 for one child in a household at the lower income range and up to $70 for multiple children in households at the upper income range.
  • The annual family income for a household of four at 133% FPL (Federal Poverty Level) is $32,319 and at 200% FPL is $48,600.
  • KidsCare offers the full array of AHCCCS benefits. Eligible children will receive their coverage through health plans contracted with the AHCCCS Administration.
  • Families will have their eligibility conducted by the Department of Economic Security (DES) as part of a holistic eligibility determination.

c. How can I apply?

  • Call Keogh Health Connection at (602) 266-0397 for more information or to schedule an appointment now.

4. SNAP (formerly food stamps)

SNAP provides healthy food to low-income families with children and vulnerable adults. Simply put, SNAP helps low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health.

    • Eligibility is based on your household’s resources, income and other requirements such as residence, citizenship or qualified non-citizen status. To see if you qualify, call Keogh at (602) 266-0397.
    • Even if you are unsure whether you qualify, you should still apply!
    • Documents you must bring to the appointment Click Here – English or Click Here-Spanish
    • SNAP can now be used at most Farmer’s Markets in Maricopa County! For more information, please visit Arizona Community Farmers Markets or Local First Arizona
    • Find food banks

5. TANF

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Cash Assistance (CA) program provides temporary cash benefits and supportive services to the neediest of Arizona’s children and their families. The program helps these families meet their basic needs for well-being and safety and serves as their bridge back to self-sufficiency.

For more information or to learn more about program requirements, please call us at (602) 266-0397.

6. Medicare/Medicare Savings Program

You can get help from your state paying your Medicare premiums if you are elderly or disabled and. In some cases, Medicare Savings Programs may also pay Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments if you meet certain conditions

    • Contact a Keogh team member to learn more! Call (602) 266-0397.
    • Click here for additional information
    • For specific Medicare questions please contact Area Agency on Aging.
    • 24-Hour Senior HELP LINE – (602) 264-4357 (HELP)

7. Disability

    • At this time, Keogh Health Connection does not assist with SSI or SSDI applications. For questions or assistance contact The Disability Help Center at (888) 939 4692
    • For Disability and Independent Living Services contact ABILITY360
    • On disability and want to see if you can work? Please visit: DB101
    • Questions about ALTCS (Arizona Long Term Care System)?
  1. Don’t qualify for AHCCCS or The Health Insurance Marketplace?

Arizona offers Sliding Fee Scale Providers for General Care, Behavioral Health, and Dental care.

    • What is a Sliding Fee Clinic? A Sliding Fee Schedule (SFS) is used by medical providers offering discounted fees for services to persons without health or dental insurance.
    • To get contact information, locations, etc. see the below links:

Sliding Scale Providers Sliding Scale Behavioral Health

9. Dental

a. Medicaid/AHCCCS AHCCCS only pays for dental care for a medical condition for members who are 21 years of age and older. The medical condition must be acute pain, infection, or a broken jaw.

The below resources offer SLIDING FEE CLINICS for individuals and families to ensure low-income individuals and families have access to dental services.

Dental Referral List Dental Clinics-Bi-Lingual

b. Dental and The Health Insurance Marketplace

You can get dental coverage 2 ways: as part of a health plan, or by itself through a separate, stand-alone dental plan.

    • Important: You can only buy a dental plan through the federal Marketplace when you enroll in a health plan at the same time.
    • For more information, click here

10. Glossary of Terms

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11. Resources

Visit our Resource page to connect with other services and committed organizations within our community!

12. VOTE

Get your voice heard. Your vote makes a difference.

Just ask your Keogh team member at the time of your appointment and we can help you with a new registration or update your current information!

To schedule an appointment please call us at (602) 266-0397. For more information, please see below.

English Contenido Español

  • Voter Registration Forms
    • Paper

English/Spanish

    • Electronic

English Spanish

Countdown to 2017
Marketplace Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment (OE5) is only SIX weeks this year!

To apply, select a new plan or renew your current one please call (602) 266-0397 to speak to a Keogh Navigator and make an appointment. Keogh will be open every Saturday during this time so make sure you get covered!

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Helping Arizonans Connect To The Insurance Marketplace

cover-azCover Arizona is a coalition of more than 600 organizations statewide that is committed to increasing health coverage. We are engaged in building awareness of opportunities available through the Health Insurance Marketplace and AHCCCS, Arizona’s Medicaid.

Members are actively engaged in local outreach activities and are committed to ensuring that trained enrollment assisters are available for consumers seeking coverage.

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