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WYOMING – It takes a special kind of person to live on the frontier, especially in Wyoming. Getting by with fewer resources requires determination, skilled resource management, and community cooperation. Enroll Wyoming, a nonprofit that helps people find solutions for their health coverage needs, is doing its part to help people identify and access the healthcare resources they need.

Enroll Wyoming recognizes that most of the state’s population lives in frontier or rural areas. That makes Wyoming’s healthcare organizations, stakeholders, and providers even more important. It also makes taking proper care of yourself more time-consuming and challenging.

“Farmers, ranchers and those in our super small communities are some of the most difficult folks to reach,” Enroll Wyoming Project Director Jason Mincer said. “We really encourage anyone in Wyoming who has questions about health insurance or would like to go through their health insurance options to reach out to us for help.”

Enroll Wyoming’s services are free as it is grant funded. It doesn’t sell health insurance or have any type of sales goals. It simply provides free help so people can identify and access resources. This is an exciting time as it is open enrollment season, which is when people can sign up for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

“With rising costs and the rurality of the state, being healthy in Wyoming can be challenging, so I want to do my part in reducing those barriers,” Enroll Wyoming Navigator Angela Thatcher said. “I hope people come see me and the other Enroll Wyoming navigators this open enrollment season, and throughout the year, so we can help them find quality and affordable health insurance and they can get the health care they need.”

Open enrollment continues through Jan. 15, 2023. Call 211 or visit enrollwyo.org to connect with a Navigator.