AFFORDABLE CARE ACT--Open registration for health insurance begins October 1, 2013 and runs through March 31, 2014. To get coverage by January 1, 2014, you need to be enrolled by December 23, 2013.UPDATED!
www.healthcare.gov This is THE source for information. This is the place where you will apply online for coverage, compare plans, and enroll.
Click on SEE PLANS NOW and answer some basic questions to get an overview of the plans available in your county.
Consumer Reports also has an interactive tool, www.HealthLawHelper.org where you can answer some questions and get some guidance.
If you’re not comfortable using a computer and prefer to print off the application form and mail it in, the application forms are here, http://marketplace.cms.gov/ Individuals may also phone the toll-free call center, available 24/7, 800-318-2596, TTY 1-855-889-4325.
In order to fill out an application form, you will need to have this information ready: Social Security Numbers or document numbers for legal immigrants. You may need employer and income information for every member of your household who needs coverage (for example, pay stubs or W-2 forms-wages and tax statements), policy numbers for any current health insurance plans covering members of your household, and a completed Employer Coverage Tool, a 1-page form , for every job-based plan you or someone in your household is eligible for. You’ll need to fill out this form even for coverage you’re eligible for but don’t enroll in.
Small business owners may call 1-800-706-7893, TTY 800-706-7915, M-F 9-5 EST.
Overviews of the subject written by Consumer Reports, Health Reform, 7 things you need to know now and Medicare, 6 things you need to know now are available at http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2013/03/download-our-free-guides-to-health-care-reform-and-medicare/index.htm
Are YOU required to purchase health insurance? Look at this infographic from the Kaiser Family Foundation: http://kff.org/infographic/the-requirement-to-buy-coverage-under-the-affordable-care-act/
http://kff.org/health-reform/ The Kaiser Family Foundation presents information about the Affordable Care Act. It has a summary of the act and an interactive health insurance subsidy calculator that you can use.
The State of Ohio Department of Insurance has a FAQ page:
The full text of the Affordable Care Act is here, http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/rights/law/index.html
Want to learn more? Raymond Brown of KarstenBradley will provide an overview of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare). The program will cover what is changing and when, who is affected and how, who is covered and eligible and what is covered under preventative care and much more November 7 at 6:30 p.m. Call 440-250-5460 to register or register online.