Get Covered America #TakeCareChat for Health Insurance 2nd Open Enrollment
Earlier this year I posted about Affordable Health Coverage and Get Covered America. I hope many of my readers found the information useful and signed up for themselves and their families for health insurance. But if for some reason you didn't during that open enrollment time frames, it's not too late
Open enrollment is set to begin again in the fall, but special enrollment is ongoing. But as with other elements of the health care law, many who are eligible for coverage don't understand all the details.
What is “Open Enrollment”? Why does this matter?
Open Enrollment is the period of time when you can enroll in a health insurance plan in the Marketplace and check to see if you qualify for help paying for your insurance. More than half of all uninsured Americans can get covered for under $100 a month. And 4 in 5 people, who have already signed up, got help paying for their insurance.
While the Health Insurance Marketplaces don’t open until November 15th, certain “qualifying life events” could allow you to get covered now. Life events include
- Getting married
- Having a baby
- Adopting a child
- Losing your current health insurance
- Losing insurance when you turn 26 if you were covered under a parent’s healthcare plan
- Losing insurance after graduation if you were covered under your college’s healthcare plan
- ...and more
Learn more by attending the Twitter Chat on August 19 from 1-2pm Eastern using #TakeCareChat to learn more about Get Covered America and your options under the ACA. The chat will be hosted by @GetCoveredUS and @ChelseaKrost. So make sure to follow them and join in.
You can also learn more by viewing the below video
It’s an interactive Q&A session about “qualifying life events” and healthcare enrollment led by Annette Raveneau, the National Latino Press Secretary for Enroll America’s “Get Covered America” campaign.
How do you enroll?
Visit GetCoveredAmerica.org to learn how to enroll in health insurance and to get answers to common questions. The site’s content is also shareable via Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook/GetCoveredAmerica and www.twitter.com/GetCoveredUS
What if I need help?
If you get stumped with your application, no worries! Local help is available. Use the Get Covered America 101 page to find answers to the most commonly asked questions, or the locator tool to find an expert who can help. By entering your zip code, you will get the names and phone numbers of experts who can help you complete your application and understand your health insurance options.