Assistance is available for those who would like to, but have yet to sign up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act or Obama Care. Open enrollment will run through January 12th, however, you must be enrolled for insurance by December 15th to avoid any gaps in coverage. In some cases, if an Obama Care policy was purchased last year, the plan can be extended into next year by agreeing to renew the plan and pay the new monthly premiums. If an existing plan is no longer available, a new plan that is most like a current coverage may be suggested. If this is the case enrollees will need to go through the entire enrollment process. Northwest Colorado Health in Craig and Steamboat is offering assistance to anyone that needs help with the enrollment process. For assistance, call 871-7324 in Craig or 871-7330 in Steamboat. For additional information on the healthcare options offered through Obama Care, click here.