January 23, 2015
Since Open Enrollment began on November 15 more than 7.1 million consumers selected a plan or were automatically re-enrolled through the HealthCare.gov website.
“With just three weeks before the February 15 deadline and the end of Open Enrollment, more than 7.1 million consumers are counting on the Marketplace for affordable health coverage,” HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell said. “Just before the deadline for February 1 coverage, approximately 400,000 people across the country selected a plan that worked for their family. Time is running out. If you don’t have health coverage, visit HealthCare.gov today.”
Dozens of preventive services are covered fully by insurance plans, requiring no office visit co-pay. Every health insurance plan in the Health Insurance Marketplace will offer basic health benefits, including doctor visits, preventive care, hospitalization and Medications. The website allows visitors to compare plans based on price, benefits, quality and other features
Accounts can be established on the website www.HealthCare.gov or by calling 1-800-318-2596 (TTY: 1-855-889-4325). A variety of local resources exist to assist new applicants and others to better understand the health insurance options available through the Health Insurance Marketplace where Certified Application Counselors (CACs) have been trained to offer enrollment assistance.
For direct assistance with the counselors, please contact:
Fort HealthCare Business Office Services
UW Health Partners- Watertown Regional Medical Center
Patient Financial Services
Southern Consortium, Medicaid and BadgerCare Plus
1 888-794-5780 (toll free)
1 800-362-3002 Option #7 (Español)
Enrollees must provide personal information regarding size of family, income, household size, and more. Income levels provided help to determine whether or not enrollees qualify for significant federal subsidies available. When enrolling on-line, by telephone or when visiting with a CAC, be prepared to provide your Social Security Number, income information for every person in your family who needs coverage (with either a pay stub, W-2 or recent tax return) as well as policy numbers for any current insurance plans covering members of your household.