News Release Date : 03/13/2014
SMMSH Authorized as a Certified Application Counselor Designated Organization
St. Mary’s of Michigan Standish Hospital has been authorized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as a Certified Application Counselor Designated Organization (CDO) – which means consumers now have access to in-person assistance as they go through the process of applying for and choosing new coverage options in the Marketplace.
St. Mary’s of Michigan Standish Hospital and St. Joseph Health System share a Healthcare Insurance Exchange (HIE) counselor, Lynn Rios, who is fully trained and certified under the Affordable Care Act to assist consumers in understanding, applying and enrolling for health coverage in Michigan. She will help consumers compare insurance options based on price, benefits, quality, and other factors. Consumers will receive fair and impartial information allowing them to understand the premiums and costs while deciding on the insurance that provides the best fit for their lifestyle.
To schedule an appointment for enrollment assistance, please call Lynn at (989) 362-9895 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Appointments will be scheduled Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All HIE counselors are trained and compliant with HIPAA laws, privacy, and confidentiality of personal information. Private personal consumer information will be kept strictly confidential.