Hilltop opens second location for health care enrollment help

Hilltop’s Health Access has opened a second location in Grand Junction to assist people enrolling in health insurance coverage.

The office is located 2897 North Ave. and adds to the services offered at the office at 602 Bookcliff Ave.

Both offices are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Call 244-0850 to schedule an appointment. Saturday appointments also are available at the Bookcliff office. Information also is available online from the Web site located at www.HilltopsHealthAccess.org.

Hilltop’s Health Access is a certified assistance site for Connect for Health Colorado. Hilltop’s Health Access offers an opportunity to meet with a certified health guide to compare insurance coverage options side-by-side, calculate discounts based on income, obtain more information about auto-renewal of existing polices and then enroll in health care coverage.

The latest open enrollment period runs through Feb. 15, 2015. Under provisions of the Affordable Care Act, Feb. 15, 2015 is the deadline for enrolling in a health plan to avoid paying a penalty for not having coverage. After that date, individual health insurance plan unless they experience a qualifying life event.