Insurance Enrollment Assistance

Packard Health is here to help

Packard Health knows all about health care insurance and publicly-funded health plans including the Insurance Marketplace, Medicaid, MIChild and the Washtenaw Health Plan.

Our trained and certified patient advocates can help you understand your options and guide you through the application process. They can help you select health care coverage that is right for YOU. Your appointment is FREE.


The Health Insurance Marketplace

Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace is closed for 2017. However, if you experience a qualifying event, you may be eligible for a special enrollment period.

Qualifying events include:

  • Marriage
  • Having a baby or adopting a child
  • Divorce
  • Moving across state lines
  • Gaining citizenship
  • Turning 26 years old
  • Being released from prison

Ways to apply:

  • Call Packard Health (734) 971-1073. Our Certified Application Counselors can assist you.
  • Online www.healthcare.gov to apply for coverage, compare plans, and enroll.

About Medicaid - Healthy Michigan Plan

  • Enrollment is ongoing throughout the year
  • Medical and prescription coverage, also a dental, vision, and mental health benefit
  • Income criteria: up to 133% of the Federal Poverty Level - about $16,000 annual income for a single person
  • If you're pregnant and/or have children, the income limit is higher to qualify for the Healthy Michigan Plan

Ways to apply:

  • In-person: Call (734) 971-1073 to schedule an appointment with a Packard Health Patient Advocate
  • Online: www.michigan.gov/mibridges
  • By phone: 1-855-276-4627

Washtenaw Health Plan

The Washtenaw Health Plan is specifically for individuals without a social security number who are not eligible for Medicaid or Marketplace insurance.

The Health Plan works only in Washtenaw County and covers doctors visits, ER visits and medications (usually $5-$7 copay.) The Health Plan also has a limited number of mental health visits included per year  The Washtenaw Health Plan does not include vision, dental or family planning services or women's health services.

How to apply:

  • Packard Health can provide our patients with referrals for the Washtenaw Health Plan, but patients must apply in person at the Washtenaw Health Plan office, 555 Towner St, Ypsilanti, MI 48198.  More info about the Washtenaw Health Plan.

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