Affordable Care Act

As part of the Affordable Health Care Act, U.S. citizens and legal residents will be required to have qualifying health coverage by January 1, 2015. In preparation for this, a health care exchange (a place where consumers can purchase subsidized health insurance coverage) is now available at www.healthcare.gov (CuidadoDeSalud.gov for Spanish-speaking residents).

Open Enrollment closes February, 2015.  In Person Assisters can help you to complete the application online.

The Affordable Care Act includes a number of options in healthcare coverage. There are a wide variety of resources available online that provide information about these options and how to choose what is best for you. The staff at Cuyahoga County Public Library can direct you to those resources, but we are not trained or licensed to provide advice or to assist you in selecting a specific health plan. 

Get free help with Affordable Care Act enrollment

Our Library is partnering with a regional Enrollment Assistance Program to raise awareness, facilitate access and assist enrollment of qualified individuals. Representatives will be at the branches below now through February 2015. You may drop in any time during these free sessions:

Assisters in Meeting Room (open house) plus • 1 hour educational programs on  select days

Berea, every Friday —  11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    
 
Brook Park, every Monday —  11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.       

Brooklyn, every Thursday   —  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    
     •  1 hr. educational presentation  February 5th – 10:00 a.m.

Fairview Park, every Monday  —  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.      

Garfield Hts.  every Tuesday   — 12:00 :00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.    
     •  1 hr. educational presentation  February 3rd – 1: 00 p.m.

Maple Hts. every Wednesday  — 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    
     •  1 hr. educational presentation February 11th –  10:00 a.m.

Parma, every Friday  —  11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    
     •  1 hr. educational presentation January 30th –  1:00 p.m.

Parma-Snow, every Thursday  — 12:00 :00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.     
     •  1 hr. educational presentation February 5th –  6:00 p.m.

Southeast  every  Tuesday  1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.      
     •  1 hr educational presentation February 3rd –  6:00 p.m.

Warrensville Hts.  every  Wednesday  —   12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.  
     •  1 hr. educational presentation February 11th –  1:00 p.m.

Saturday Informational Sessions & Open Enrollment:  9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 


 ACCESS THE HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE

Visit www.healthcare.gov to:

  • Apply for coverage
  • Review and select a health insurance plan
  • Enroll in a plan

Whether you have 2014 coverage or are applying for the first time, you can LEARN MORE about the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Find out more about...

  • checking out 2015 plans and estimated prices before you apply
  • seeing an overview of the Marketplace with a 1-page guide.
  • options for 2015 If you have a 2014 plan
  • finding a trained helper in your community

The Marketplace for Individuals and Fa.m.ilies

Watch a YouTube video

Fact Sheets and FAQs

From Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: CMS.gov  Affordable Care Act FAQs