We’re counting down to October 1, when open enrollment starts for the new Health Insurance Marketplace. You’ll get the information you need to help you learn about your insurance options, apply for coverage, and enroll in a health insurance plan. Coverage starts as soon as January 1, 2014.
Here are 3 things to know:
• The Marketplace is an easier way to shop for health insurance.
The Marketplace simplifies your search for health coverage by gathering the options available in your area in one place. With one application, you can compare plans side-by-side and explore any free or low-cost programs you may qualify for. No matter where you live, you’ll be able to use the Marketplace to apply for coverage and enroll. Find the Marketplace in your state.
• Most people can get lower costs. When you use the Marketplace you may be able to get lower costs on your monthly premiums and out-of-pocket costs. When you fill out your application, you’ll find out how much you can save based on your income. Most people who apply will qualify for some level of savings.
• The Marketplace gives you control over your options with clear, apples-to-apples comparisons. In the Marketplace, information about prices and benefits is written in simple language. You get a clear picture of what premiums and protections you’d get before you enroll. You can compare plans based on what’s important to you, and choose the combination of price and coverage that fits your needs and budget.
Be sure you and your friends are ready to take advantage of this great opportunity starting October 1! Spread the word—explore the Marketplace, and get ready to enroll!