Easy-to-understand information on how to choose a plan, get financial assistance, and enroll in health insurance through the marketplaces, including four new fact sheets on how to keep and use health insurance.
Both a call to action and a roadmap for progress, Families USA’s latest report, Health Reform 2.0 lays out a path for securing high-quality, affordable health care to all Americans—regardless of income, age, race, or ethnicity—and for achieving the “Triple Aim”: improving health, enhancing quality of care, and reducing health care costs.
Every year at tax time, more than 2 million married taxpayers file returns separately from their spouse. Usually, consumers who are legally married are required to file a joint tax return with their spouse in order to receive financial assistance to lower the cost of buying health insurance through the marketplace. However, for some taxpayers, such as survivors of domestic violence, filing taxes jointly with a spouse may not be an option, as getting in contact with a spouse may be traumatic, dangerous, or prohibited by a restraining order.
Enrollment workers wear many hats, but one of the most important aspects of their job is helping consumers choose a plan that meets both their financial and health care needs. With all the different variables involved, it can be a daunting task. To help, our Enrollment Assister Network held a webinar to discuss how to help consumers understand and compare health plans.
Consumer Assistance Programs Lose Federal Funding Just When A New Group of Consumers Need Their Services
When consumers encounter problems with their health insurance after enrolling (many for the first time), they need access to unbiased experts to answer their questions. Although federally funded consumer assistance programs do just that, their continued funding is in peril.
How big is the problem?
National Youth Enrollment Day to Serve as Opportunity for Young Adults to Buy Health Insurance, Secure Peace of Mind
Meet Nathan: Nathan is a graduate student studying screenwriting, and he works as an in-home care provider for people with autism. He’s 30-years-old, and because of the Affordable Care Act, he has health insurance. Without the Affordable Care Act, that wouldn’t be possible.
A new and widely circulated Health & Human Services report indicates that approximately 2.2 million people bought health insurance through the marketplace through the end of December, 2013 (3 million, as of late January)—the first half of the inaugural open enrollment period. These figures paint an encouraging picture of enrollment—momentum is building. A marked increase in December enrollment figures supports this, as December’s enrollment figures in state-run marketplaces were more than three times greater than the total enrollment for the previous two months.
Want to know the three most effective ways to get eligible state residents enrolled in Medicaid faster? Learn about the enrollment options states can adopt to bolster and retain the number of residents in their Medicaid programs.
Shows how many people will be able to get affordable, comprehensive insurance through the new health insurance marketplaces and how many people the Affordable Care Act has helped so far.
To find out if you may be eligible to receive help paying for health insurance premiums, answer these questions for each person in your family.