The Maine Health Access Foundation announced Sept. 12 that it has awarded $344,000 to 12 organizations from around the state to help people enroll in health plans offered through Maine’s Health Insurance Marketplace. These 12 statewide and community-based nonprofits will provide free, local enrollment assistance in communities all across Maine during the marketplace open enrollment period from Nov. 1 through Jan. 31.

Among the winning organizations was Waldo County General Hospital, including Pen Bay Medical Center and LincolnHealth, which received $29,355. The contact person is Joy Osterhout, josterhout@penbayhealthcare.org or 921-3962.