Delegation promotes Affordable Care Act enrollment

Faith Castro
November 4, 2018

DC Health Link, established under the Affordable Care Act, offers open enrollment for individuals and families through January 31, 2019. That's because of two changes to the law.

There will be no penalty for not having minimum essential coverage.

If you buy your own health insurance, the time has come to consider your plan for next year.

"With so much uncertainty in Washington, there are many people who don't realize that they can still get coverage through the marketplace and that there's financial assistance available to help them pay the monthly premiums for the plan they choose", said Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker.

Floridians have access to seven insurance providers this year, but not all of them are offering plans in every county. "Consumers now have the freedom to shop outside of the ACA for health insurance they can afford without fear of a tax fine". The time period applies to private health insurance sold either through the federal Marketplace or directly by an insurance company.

"The mandate was weak in terms of penalties and enforcement, " he said.

"We are committed to helping to protect people with preexisting conditions and continuing to advocate for our customers to have the best health insurance options at the lowest possible rates through DC Health Link", said Mila Kofman, executive director of the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority. In South Dakota, policies of longer than six-months are guaranteed renewable. "And it's something we should expect to see more of". "We can also undo some of the sabotage the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress and at the state level have done to our affordable health care". While the ACA provides states the opportunity to seek a waiver under Section 1332, sometimes called the State Relief and Empowerment Waiver, they have been hard to obtain. Across the state help is available from navigators at many Community Action Agencies, assisters at Federally Qualified Health Centers, and at many hospitals.

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During the enrollment period, individuals and families who do not receive coverage through their employers can buy insurance through the online Health Insurance Marketplace.

Open enrollment is underway for New York's state health care marketplace.

With the OEP kicking off November 1st, Dial provides the following tips to assist consumers purchasing their 2019 health plan. It is not Obamacare.

Forward-Looking Statements AgileHealthInsurance.com is a Silicon Valley-based technology company and independently managed division of Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. We applaud U.S. Reps. The dedicated PHIS Call Center consists of a team of multi-lingual, health insurance professionals, that are trained to walk a client through the entire process of selecting a healthcare plan and enrolling them for their coverage, as well as responding to any questions they may have regarding their new health insurance policy.

The state department of financial services sent a message to insurance providers Thursday, reminding them that some plans that are legal under federal law are not legal in NY.

Information will be inserted into self-pay and uninsured billing statements. You should not rely on any forward-looking statement as representing our views in the future.

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