Affordable Care Act Marketplace enrollment period is November 15, 2014 - February 15, 2015
Through the Affordable Care Act, more accessible, affordable, quality health care is available to millions of Americans.
- As a reminder to update existing coverage, please view this video: Ryan White and the Affordable Care Act Video
- Visit HRSA.gov/AffordableCareAct for information and resources most relevant to safety net and primary care providers.
- Browse https://marketplace.cms.gov/ for additional brochures, fact sheets, PowerPoint slides, and other resources that make educating individuals about Healthcare.gov easy.
To Renew your Marketplace Coverage:
If you already have coverage from the Marketplace, it’s time to logon and renew your coverage. With an average of 25% more plans to choose from this year, you may find that you have more choices this year – a plan that saves you more money, offers more services, or includes more doctors. We’re making it simple. For most consumers who are renewing coverage, up to 90% of your application will already be pre-filled based on last year’s application.
It is easy to renew. There are 5 steps to renew your coverage:
- Review: Plans change, people’s lives change – review your coverage and application.
- Update: Look through each page of your application and update anything that's changed such as your household income. This is important – even if none of your information has changed, you might be eligible for lower costs than last year!
- Compare: Compare your current plan with other plans in your area. With more insurance plans on the market, consumers should shop and compare to see if there is a plan that saves them money, offers more services or includes more doctors. If you decide to stay in your current plan, follow the directions to search by the plan’s 14-digit ID – you can find the ID on the letter from your plan. Or, call the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596 (TTY 1-855-889-4325) for help.
- Choose: Choose a health plan for 2015. If you want to stay enrolled in your 2014 plan, you’ll need to use the plan ID in the letter you get from your health plan.
- Enroll: Make sure to review, update, compare and choose by December 15 to have any changes take effect on January 1. Contact your plan to confirm your enrollment. Make sure to pay your first premium on time.
- NOTE: if you don't have coverage, visit the Marketplace to learn about the plans available in your area, to see what financial assistance is available and to get covered.
To Shop for Coverage and/or Receive Assistance:
- Visit HealthCare.gov
- Call our 24/7 call center: 1-800-318-2596 (TTY 1-855-889-4325) there are 14,000 call center representatives ready to answer questions and help people stay covered or get the coverage they need. (Help is available in 150 different languages)
- Find in-person assistance in your own community at localhelp.healthcare.gov
- Learn about the Health Insurance Marketplace & your new coverage options.