What You Need to Know:

Open Enrollment for 2016 coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace is now open, and ends on January 31. Consumers must sign up by December 15 to start the New Year with coverage.

Since the Affordable Care Act was signed in to law, 17.6 million Americans have gained coverage, and the nation’s uninsured rate now stands at its lowest level ever. In just two years, the Affordable Care Act has reduced the number of uninsured adults by 38%. More people now have the security of health insurance than at any time in the past, thanks to the Health Insurance Marketplace.

 

How to Register:

Visit HealthCare.gov or CuidadodeSalud.gov
Contact the call center at 1-800-318-2596
Attend an enrollment summit
Sit down with an in-person “assistor.”

 

What You’ll Find at HealthCare.gov:

Financial assistance helps keep coverage affordable 
This year, about 8 in 10 people who sign up for health coverage through HealthCare.gov may qualify for financial help to lower the cost of monthly premiums. And more than 7 in 10 Marketplace consumers can buy a plan for $75 or less a month after tax credits.

Consumers can shop around to find a plan that meets their budget and their needs
Shopping and switching health plans can pay off. HHS estimates that if 2015 enrollees return to actively shop around for 2016 coverage, they could save more than $600 in premium costs annually.

It’s easier than ever to sign up for coverage 
New features on HealthCare.gov will help new and returning consumers understand their coverage options in their area, compare plans side-by-side, and easily evaluate which plan best meets their needs this year. During last year’s Open Enrollment, it took most people about 10 minutes to submit an application.

 

Finding Assistance:

Trained professionals are available to provide free and confidential assistance.

o   Call 1-800-318-2596 for confidential assistance 24/7. Help is available in more than 200 languages.
o   Free in-person help is also available in your community at LocalHelp.HealthCare.gov

 

To Learn More:

Download the “Get Covered” PDF for more information