The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is still the law of the land, and private health insurance plans and financial assistance are available through the Marketplace (healthcare.gov)!
This year, the Open Enrollment period for a 2018 ACA Marketplace plan, is only 45 days long – from November 1 through December 15, 2017. Consumers who need to purchase their health insurance through the Marketplace need to get ready!
Please plan to attend CCHCC’s ACA Open Enrollment Community Meeting – Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Champaign Public Library (200 W. Green Street, Champaign).
Topics to be discussed include: Types of health insurance offered through the Health Insurance Marketplace (also known as the ACA / “Obamacare” / healthcare.gov); Financial assistance available to help make health insurance more affordable; Exemptions from the Individual Responsibility Requirement (the “individual mandate”) and how to apply for exemptions; How to know if you qualify for a Marketplace plan with financial assistance, or for Medicaid; How you can get ready for the Marketplace Open Enrollment; How you can help others get the information they need to get covered; Where to go for help (Hint: CCHCC staff are ACA Federally Certified Application Counselors – we can help you get enrolled!).