Affordable Care Act enrollment deadline approaches

Affordable Care Act enrollment deadline approaches

Affordable Care Act enrollment deadline approaches

Approximately 3.6 million people nationwide have so far enrolled on the federal exchange for health insurance plans, and that's only since open registration began on November 1.

At that point in prior years, more than 7.2 million people had signed up, Avalere said. Financial help is available, and we estimate that 85 percent of Nevadans who enroll in a plan through the exchange are eligible for financial assistance (subsidies) to help offset monthly premiums.

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said 209,050 people in the state had signed up for ACA coverage for next year as of December 2.

But statewide figures suggest the number of North Carolinians who get coverage through the ACA, often called Obamacare, may end up being lower in 2018 than it is now. The shortened enrollment period and the Trump administration's slashing of ACA-related advertising likely contributed to this slower pace, experts say.

The Cover Kansas Coalition's mission is to build awareness, facilitate enrollment and promote health insurance literacy through collaboration, education and engagement in an effort to reduce the rate of uninsured in Kansas. If you'd like help in the enrollment process in Southwest Missouri, you can contact Freeman Health System at 417-347-8888 or 855-355-PLAN. "And we're going to do our dead-level best between now and then to get the word out to as many people that they have an opportunity in the next five days to sign up".

The Health Federation's team of trained insurance navigators also assists organizations such as the Free Library of Philadelphia, Community College of Philadelphia and Nationalities Service Center in hosting special outreach events. Those who choose to go without health insurance may have to pay a minimum penalty of $695.

"Enrollment this year has been strong so far, but as the deadline approaches, it's essential to take action if you need coverage or, if you've already signed up, remind your friends and family that it's time to enroll and see if they can get help paying for coverage", Flowers said.

Information about what insurance plans are available through the Affordable Care Act is at HealthCare.gov. Consumers can schedule an appointment with a Navigator by visiting coverks.org/search or calling 2-1-1.

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