Connecting Americans To Health Coverage
DID YOU KNOW? We have seen the largest reduction in the uninsured in four decades. Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act five years ago, about 16.4 million uninsured people have gained health coverage. Those gains come primarily from the Marketplace, young adults who can stay on their parents’ plans until they turn 26, and Medicaid expansions. The evidence is clear when it comes to access, affordability, and quality the Affordable Care Act is working.
In order to ensure that ALL Americans have access to quality and affordable health coverage, AMHP is working with state and federal partners across the country to make sure Americans are aware of and connected to health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act. As part of this effort, AMHP is spreading the word in diverse communities about the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Important Dates & Deadlines
- November 1, 2016: Open Enrollment started — first day you can enroll in a 2017 insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Coverage can start as soon as January 1, 2017.
- December 15, 2016: Last day to enroll for coverage that starts January 1, 2017 and the final day that 2016 enrollees can change policies before being “auto-reenrolled” in their previous plan.
- December 31, 2016: the date when all 2016 Marketplace coverage ends, no matter when you enrolled.
- January 1, 2017: 2017 coverage starts for those who enroll or change plans by December 15, 2016.
- January 15, 2017: Last day to enroll in or change plans for new coverage to start February 1, 2017.
- January 31, 2017: 2017 Open Enrollment ends (coverage starts March 1, 2017).
What is the Health Insurance Marketplace?
The Health Insurance Marketplace is a one-stop shop for a variety of healthcare care plans that cover essential health benefits, pre-existing conditions, and more. To find the latest, most accurate, information about the Marketplace visit www.HealthCare.gov
At this website, you can learn how the Marketplace works, who can apply for insurance, how to get insurance, how to lower your costs, and more. When you are ready to apply and enroll in a health plan, HealthCare.gov is the place for that, too!
No matter where you live, you may buy insurance from private health plans that cover a comprehensive set of benefits, including doctor visits, hospital stays, preventive care, and prescriptions. And plans in the Marketplace must treat you fairly; they can’t deny you coverage because of a pre-existing condition. With a single application, you also will find out if you qualify for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or savings you can use right away to lower your health insurance premiums.
The Fourth Open Enrollment is from November 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017
If you have questions about what the Health Insurance Marketplace offers or how to apply, help is available. You can visit HealthCare.gov and click on the Help link in the upper right of the screen or use the online web chat on the website; or call the Marketplace Call Center toll-free at 1-800-318-2596, to speak with a trained customer service representative. Help is available in many different languages. TTY users should call 1-855-889-4325.
Plan an Event in Your Area
Community centers, churches, mosques, synagogues and community leaders across the country are coming together to host events to raise awareness of the coverage under the new health law and help facilitate enrollment through the Health Insurance Marketplace. We are asking you to join this national effort of Health Care Outreach and Enrollment!
Take part in this important national community outreach effort! CLICK HERE to fill out a form to commit to taking part in this national enrollment effort whether it’s by:
- Organizing an informational session/enrollment event at your local religious or community center
- Delivering a sermon on the importance of health from a faith-based perspective
- Helping to advertise the National Interfaith Enrollment Campaign and enrollment events already planned near you.
Need help planning? Find resources below to help you plan your events.
Get in touch with Iman Jandali, the ACA Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet our ACA Cycle 4 State Liaisons
- Deena Hasan – Chicago, Illinois. Can be reached at email@example.com
- Minha Husaini – Santa Clara, California. Can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tasmiha Khan – Bridgeview, Illinois. Can be reached at email@example.com
- Wajeeha Ansari – New York, New York. Can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Peggy Korpela – Ann Arbor, Michigank. Can be reached at email@example.com
- Shamaila Usmani – Eagan, Minnesota. Can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fatima Khan – Lilburn, Georgia. Can be reached at email@example.com
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