The Knox Clinic announced it is now a designated organization for the ACA Insurance Marketplace. The Certified Assister Lisa Mele is available for free phone appointments to assist with enrolling or re-enrolling in an insurance plan for 2021.

Call to schedule an appointment, the marketplace closes Dec. 15 and Lisa’s time slots will fill quickly.

The insurance marketplace offers tax credits to individuals and families in Maine to make health insurance affordable. If there are those who have not been eligible in the past, call Mele to check your current status this year.

Mele's office hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Call 301-6994 for a free phone appointment. The Knox Clinic location is not welcoming walk-ins due to COVID-19 precautions.

Mele will help identify healthcare needs and match plans to choose from the Qualified Health Plans offered by three insurance companies participating in the Maine State facilitated marketplace. Each plan provides coverage that is certified by the Health Insurance Marketplace, and meets ACA requirements, such as coverage of essential health benefits.

The Knox Clinic is a volunteer based non-profit advocating for and providing free/low cost medical, dental, prescription assistance, mental health and wellness services to the uninsured and underinsured in Knox County, plus border towns.

To make a tax-deductible donation, volunteer or request services, call 301-6996 or visit