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The Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Marketplace

2015 open enrollment is over. For information on special enrollment periods: Getting Coverage Outside Open Enrollment 

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, putting in place reforms that improve access to affordable health coverage and protect consumers from abusive insurance company practices.

The Health Insurance Marketplace aims to make it easy for Hoosiers to compare qualified health plans, get answers to questions, find out if they are eligible for lower costs for private insurance or health programs like Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and enroll in health coverage.

For more information about the Health Insurance Marketplace:

Help Line:  1-800-318-2596 

Find Local Help 

Independent Student's Guide to Healthcare 

Health plan information for individuals and families. Examples of available plans in the Marketplace for comparison purposes. Please note: These are general, average prices and don’t account for individual circumstances including age, household makeup, smoking status, and income. 

Get Covered America is a non-partisan, non-profit organization offering information on healthcare options. The organization offers a simple calculator to estimate your monthly health insurance cost. While not every plan option and tax credit can be estimated with their tool, it may help with plan comparison.  

HIP 2.0 (Healthy Indiana Plan) 
Those who don’t qualify for subsidies in the Health Insurance Marketplace may be eligible for HIP 2.0. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Find out how to enroll here: 

HIP 2.0 Hub


For more information about the Affordable Care Act:

Read the Law

From the White House: What the New Health Law Means for You and Your Family

AARP Health Law Answers  AARP breaks down the ACA so consumers can see how it works for their situations.

How the Health Care Law is Making a Difference for the People of Indiana