As part of the Affordable Health Care Act, U.S. citizens and legal residents will be required to have qualifying health coverage. 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). A Special Enrollment Period extended applications through April 30, 2015.
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.
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