Hilltop Health Access offers assistance

Hilltop Health Access offers public assistance in comparing and selecting health insurance options for the coming year.

Help is available to navigate online enrollment, compare coverage options, determine if discounts apply and enroll. Those enrolled in marketplace health plans must renew coverage by Dec. 15 to avoid gaps. Under federal law, the deadline to enroll in a health plan and avoid paying a penalty is Jan.31.

Hilltop Health Access operates an office at 1129 Colorado Ave. in Grand Junction with additional offices in Fruita and Gunnison. Appointments are encouraged, but not required. For assistance or more information, call 244-0850 or visit the website located at www.hilltophealthaccess.org.