By Aimee Caruso
Valley News Staff Writer

Claremont — As the deadline for enrolling in the federal government’s health insurance exchange nears, “marketplace assisters” are walking people through dozens of health care plans, as well as helping them surmount related technical hurdles, such as creating email accounts.

On Saturday , Paul Dion Jr. was among three assisters who spent the day at Valley Regional Hospital, guiding people through the New Hampshire Health Insurance Marketplace.

Dion, of the Foundation for Healthy Communities in Concord, said it’s common to work with someone two or three times before they select on a plan. About half the people they work with decide to enroll during their first visit; the others ask questions and then go home to mull over their choices.

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