Affordable Care Act Marketplace open enrollment begins

Commonly referred to as Obamacare the ACA was intended to provide coverage for those with no other options

Commonly referred to as Obamacare the ACA was intended to provide coverage for those with no other options

The penalty is still in force for 2018, and when people pay their 2018 taxes they will pay a penalty for not having health insurance that is equal to the higher of these amounts: 2.5% of your annual household income or $695 per person ($347.50 per child under 18).

"The OEP is shortened so it is important that consumers not delay selecting their plan and enrolling for coverage." added Dial. Dial further explained that funding for Navigators has also been reduced. They will also have options for longer duration short term health insurance plans that were not available past year. Across the state help is available from navigators at many Community Action Agencies, assisters at Federally Qualified Health Centers, and at many hospitals. Today is the first day of open enrollment. Consumers can call the PHIS Call Center at 800-342-0631 for assistance.

The Health Insurance Marketplace is created to provide US citizens with access to affordable health insurance coverage.

Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Marlene Caride sent a letter to community organizations, public and nonprofit agencies and grassroots organizations directing them to materials available for distribution in their communities.

About 480,000 people bought coverage this year through Georgia's exchange, which like most state exchanges is run by the federal government. "I urge anyone who needs high-quality, affordable health insurance to go toHealthCare.govto shop for a plan, and I encourage those who are already enrolled to go back to the website, update their information and compare plans to make sure they have the best plan to meet their health needs and their budget".

Ommen said that if individuals are not eligible for subsidies to help with those costs, the system does not work. Short-term health plans offer consumers the flexibility to choose health plans with the benefits that matter most to them and combine these benefits with broad provider networks.

This year, consumers can also sign up for short-term insurance plans.

All health plans on the Marketplace must offer a comprehensive set of benefits, and coverage can not be denied for individuals with a pre-existing health condition.

If you don't qualify for tax credits on the ACA market, you can still sign up for a plan with the ACA, or you can look at available off-market plans. Consumers can access the department's coverage mapfor more information on companies in their county.

Headquartered in Bedford Park, Illinois, Preferred Health Insurance Solutions (PHIS) is a national enrollment firm specializing in the Health Insurance Marketplace as well as a variety of other ancillary health insurance products, including Dental, Critical Illness, Short Term Medical, and others.

ACA Insurance Sign-Ups For 2019 Are Starting. That's why, Castor said, she and U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-AL) this week introduced the Expand Navigators' Resources for Outreach, Learning and Longevity Act to secure the vital service that independent health care Navigators provide to our neighbors before, during and after ACA open enrollment.

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