The Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Marketplace
Open enrollment for 2015 takes place from November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015. 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
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
Healthcare navigators will be visiting various library branches through January and into February for free one-on-one enrollment assistance. Click here for a schedule.
For more information about the Affordable Care Act:
AARP Health Law Answers AARP breaks down the ACA so consumers can see how it works for their situations.