Monday, December 12, 2011

Uninsured Parents Urged to Apply for PCN

Primary Care Network opening enrollment Dec 10th

What: Utah’s Primary Care Network (PCN) will open enrollment for parents Saturday, December 10 through Friday, December 23. 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 November 2010, PCN has been closed for enrollment and has not accepted new applications. Beginning Saturday, December 10 through Friday, December 23, Utah parents may apply online, by mail, or in person to receive primary health care.

Who:  Parents who meet the following requirements may apply:
- Age 19 through 64
- Have dependent child(ren) under age 19 living at home
- 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 $33,525 per year)
- Not qualified for Medicaid
- Have no access to student health insurance, Medicare, or Veterans benefits

When: Friday, December 10 through Friday, December 23 at 5:00 p.m.

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

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