Monday, November 8, 2010

Uninsured Adults Urged to Apply for Health Coverage. Primary Care Network (PCN) opens enrollment today!

What:  Utah’s Primary Care Network (PCN) will open enrollment today, November 8 - 22. PCN is a primary preventive health coverage plan for uninsured adults. Benefits include physician services, prescriptions, dental services, eye exams, emergency room visits, birth control, and general preventive services.

Why:  Since May 2010, PCN has been closed for enrollment and has not accepted new applications. Beginning today through November 22, all uninsured Utah adults may apply online, by mail, or in person to receive primary health care.

Who:               Adults who meet the following requirements may apply:
                                    - Age 19 through 64 (Single adults may apply)
                                    - U.S. citizens or legal residents
                                    - Not covered by other health insurance
                                    - Meet income guidelines (e.g., a family of 4 with a maximum income of $33,075 per year)
                                    - Not qualified for Medicaid
                                    - Have no access to student health insurance, Medicare or Veterans benefits.

When:             Today, November 8 through Monday, November 22

Where: Apply online at www.health.utah.gov/pcn  or call the PCN hotline at 1-888-222-2542.

1 comment:

  1. There are more qualifications than those listed above. The above list makes it look like anybody who can't otherwise get health insurance will qualify for PCN, but this is NOT true. You must either have children under age 18 OR be disabled and completely unable to work. Even with children or disabilities, MOST uninsured adults in Utah WILL NOT qualify for PCN. This is supposed to be the option to cover those who can't qualify for Medicaid or get helath insurance through an employer, but even though health coverage is now mandatory, there are still NO options for single adults who are able to work, but just can't afford several hundreds of dollars a month for health insurance.

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