Explains the differences between navigators and assisters and discusses how in-person assistance works in each type of health insurance marketplace.
The next couple of months are going to be pretty busy for Congress as they work to reach a budget resolution and avert a government shutdown. Like a broken record, opponents of health care are pushing to cut vital programs—like Medicaid, Medicare, and the Affordable Care Act—in order to reduce spending, while still trying to ignore the option of increasing revenues.
Outlines five key elements of consumer-friendly health insurance marketplaces (also known as exchanges) offers tips for making sure plans sold in those marketplaces meet consumers' needs .
You may know that the Affordable Care Act creates new health insurance marketplaces (often referred to as exchanges) that will make it easier to shop for coverage. But did you know that the new marketplaces will also protect you once you have insurance?
The Affordable Care Act sets standards that all insurance plans sold in the new marketplaces must meet. These standards require that:
Learn what your state needs to include in its health insurance marketplace for consumers with limited English proficiency.
How many people will be eligible for a health insurance premium tax credit?
Estimates that more than 25.7 million Americans will get help paying for health coverage in the health insurance marketplaces .
Low- and Middle-Income Americans Will Receive Tax Credits to Help Pay for Health Insurance. Starting in 2014, Americans earning up to four times the federal poverty level (currently $47,100 for an individual and $94,200 for a family of four*) will be eligible for premium tax credits to help them buy health coverage in insurance marketplaces (also known as “exchanges”).
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.
Explains that some low-income families may not be able to afford health coverage in the health insurance marketplaces until CHIP premiums are reduced or eliminated.