BCI Group Awarded State Grants to Help Oregonians Enroll in Individual Health Insurance

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Benefits agent to host an enrollment workshop Sept. 29 from 6–7 p.m. in Hood River, Oregon

BCI Group was awarded three grants from the state of Oregon to assist individuals in the Columbia Gorge community with enrolling in individual health insurance. The grant funding allows BCI Group to invest in technology and allocate resources specifically to help residents of Hood River, The Dalles and beyond efficiently enroll in Oregon’s health insurance marketplace.

“The individual health insurance market can be a confusing and difficult process, but we’re here to help,” said Karissa Way Hamm, individual and medicare accounts manager at BCI Group. “Our agents offer consultations and step-by-step enrollment assistance so that individuals and families can get the coverage they need and our services are always offered at no cost.”

BCI Group is one of several agents selected by the state to partner with the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) agent storefront enrollment program. In 2016, the DCBS program helped more than 4,750 residents enroll in Oregon’s health insurance marketplace.

Way Hamm and the team at BCI Group can help residents choose a health insurance plan, apply for coverage, ensure claims are paid correctly and more. BCI Group also provides year-round assistance with individual insurance needs, including dental, vision, travel and life insurance.

In anticipation of the open enrollment period for 2017 — which is Nov. 1, 2016–Jan. 31, 2017 — BCI Group will host an Individual Insurance Workshop Sept. 29, from 6–7 p.m., at the Hood River Fire Department, located at 1785 Meyer Pkwy, Hood River, Oregon. This free and open event will review market and plan updates, how to calculate subsidies, legal updates and open enrollment deadlines for 2017.

“It’s difficult to keep up with all the changes in the health insurance marketplace, especially if you’re self-employed, between jobs or doing contract work,” Way Hamm said. “Life happens, which is why we’re here to provide the free assistance you need to put your health first.”

About BCI Group
BCI Group works with the best employers in the Northwest to provide benefits and retirement planning, employee education, third party administration and business consulting. The company has established strong relationships with investors and insurance product providers to provide companies with access to competitive pricing and astute planning services. With corporate offices in Hood River and Portland, BCI Group helps promote overall employee and financial wellness. Learn more at bcigroup.com.

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