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The Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Marketplace

 

If you missed the March 31st deadline for 2014 Marketplace coverage, you may qualify for a special enrollment period or be eligible for coverage outside the Marketplace. For more information:
Getting Coverage Outside Open Enrollment

Open enrollment for 2015 takes place from November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015.

 

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

Healthcare.gov

CuidadoDeSalud.gov 

IN.gov: Healthcare Reform

What Is the Marketplace in My State?

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.  

 

Upcoming Events at the Library 

Navigating the Healthcare Marketplace Open House - coming up twice at Central Library.
Receive resources, information, and answers to your questions about ACA Healthcare Marketplace enrollment from local healthcare representatives.

Thursday, November 13
4:00-6:00 p.m. Knall Meeting Room

Tuesday, November 25
5:00-7:00 p.m. Riley Meeting Room

Healthcare navigators will also be visiting various library branches through February for free one-on-one enrollment assistance. Check with your neighborhood branch for a list of dates/times.


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

The New Health Care Law and You  An informative health insurance overview booklet created by the staff at Emory University Health Literacy Research Center.

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