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      The clock is ticking to get health insurance

      With open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace closing on March 31, the Northeast Missouri Health Council is still available to assist people with the enrollment process.

      The clinic is having meetings in Kirksville and elsewhere in northeast Missouri within the next two weeks to help residents get more information and apply for the about 20 health insurance plans available.

      They want as many people to get enrolled before the closing.

      "We're trying to advertise as much as we can to let people know that we're around and that we have these meetings. We don't want anyone to be lost or confused and not know where to go. We're hoping to really get in touch with people and let them know we are available for assistance," said Certified Application Counselor Jocelyn Eppic.

      Representatives from Northeast Regional Medical Center, the Northeast Rural Health Network, and Families and Communities together will also be at the meetings to assist the Northeast Missouri Health Council.

      Here are the dates and times for upcoming meetings:January 30 at Noon at the Schuyler County Health Department in Lancaster .January 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Queen City Community Building in Queen CityFebruary 1 from 9.a.m.-Noon at the Putnam County High School Health Fair in UnionvilleFebruary 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Methodist Church in La PlataFebruary 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Putnam County Library in UnionvilleFebruary 6 at 6 p.m. at the Jim Sears Northeast Technical Center in EdinaFebruary 10 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Violin Hall on the Truman State University campus in KirksvilleFebruary 10 at Noon at the Scotland County Courthouse in Memphis

      If you would like to make an appointment with Northeast Missouri Health Council Certified Application Counselors Brenda Mitchell and Jocelyn Eppich to talk about or need help with Health Insurance Marketplace, call (660) 988-3669 or (660) 988-3892 from 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. weekdays.