August 22, 2013

Health Insurance Marketplace Now Open

Get answers about the Health Insurance Marketplace & Obamacare
Infórmese acerca del mercado de seguros médicos y sus nuevas opciones de cobertura. .

Millions of Americans eligible for healthcare coverage can sign up up for benefits under the Affordable Care Act at the Health Insurance Marketplace.

A marketplace is open in each state, including Arizona, giving eligible residents a new way to shop for health insurance.

This is the first time in the history of the private insurance market that Americans can go online – to one place – and compare coverage options and costs to help them make their decisions.

All plans cover a comprehensive set of benefits. Insurers will not be allowed to discriminate based on gender or pre-existing conditions.  Many families and small businesses will qualify for discounts on their premiums.

The Marketplace, at HealthCare.gov and CuidadoDeSalud.gov, is online with costs and more detailed information.  Consumers have a choice of plans to compare.

With a single application, you can also see if you qualify for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Those without Internet access can call 1-800-318-2596 (TTY: 1-855-889-4325) to enroll.

Local groups that can help people navigate the Health Insurance Marketplace include:

El Rio Community Health Center – 3480 E. Brittania Dr, Suite 120  (520) 670-3909

Pima County Health Department – 3950 S. Country Club, Suite 100  (520) 724-9999

Tucson Urban League – 2305 S. Park Ave  (520)791-9522

Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce – 823 E. Speedway Blvd.  (520) 620-0005

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona – 330 N. Commerce Park Loop , Suite 200  (520) 903-9000

St. Elizabeth’s Health Center – 140 W. Speedway Blvd., Suite 100  (520) 628-7871

The above agencies are the only qualified navigators and offer their services free of charge.  Do not provide your social security number or health information to anyone but those groups, after you’ve made contact. The government will never call you for information.

Small businesses with fewer than 51 employees have their own marketplace. Call 1-800-706-7893 (TTY: 1-800-706-7915) for questions about the Small Business Health Options (SHOP) Marketplace.

 

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