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13.8 million Americans expected to select Marketplace plans during the upcoming Open Enrollment

Secretary Burwell describes improvements in the Health Insurance Marketplace, its role in a better health care system for all Americans, and this year’s data-driven outreach efforts U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced that she expects 13.8 million individuals to sign up for coverage through the Marketplaces during…

This Open Enrollment, don’t forget to compare 2017 Marketplace health plans

If you have 2016 Marketplace health insurance, you can renew, change, or update your plan for 2017 starting November 1, 2016. IMPORTANT: 2017 health insurance plan & price previews coming soon 2017 health plans and prices will be available for preview on HealthCare.gov shortly before November 1. 3 reasons why it’s important to update and…

5 tips to get ready for 2017 Marketplace Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment for a 2017 Health Insurance Marketplace plan is almost here. Starting November 1, 2016, you can sign up for 2017 health insurance (with coverage starting as soon as January 1, 2017) at HealthCare.gov. That’s just about a month away! You’ll be able to preview plans and prices for 2017 shortly before then. 5…

3 simple tips to stay healthy with Marketplace insurance

Getting health insurance is an important first step to better health and well-being! If you’ve gotten coverage, get the most out of your Marketplace health insurance plan and stay healthy throughout the year by following these simple tips. 3 tips to a healthier you Practice preventive care. Staying healthy increases the chances you’ll be there…

CMS Awards Consumer Assistance Funding to Support 2017 Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment

With open enrollment for 2017 only a few weeks away, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), announced $63 million in Navigator grant awards to returning and new organizations.  These awards will support local in-person assistance to help consumers navigate, shop, and enroll in the wide variety of Marketplace coverage options. “We are committed…

Medicaid expansion lowers Marketplace premiums by 7 percent

New analysis finds Medicaid expansion brings down Marketplace rates – another benefit on top of gains for low-income individuals and state economies Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report showing that expanding Medicaid lowers Marketplace premiums by about 7 percent in those states. “Today’s report identifies yet another group that…

Have a pre-existing condition? Don’t worry, you’re covered with the Marketplace

Editor’s Note: Learn more about how the Affordable Care Act helps people with pre-existing conditions like HIV. View our page on the ACA and People Living with HIV/AIDS. Diabetic? Chronically sick? Don’t worry! With Marketplace health insurance, your plan covers treatment for any pre-existing medical condition you had when you enrolled in coverage. You’re protected…

Patient Benefits Coordinator Helps Tribal Members Enroll in Health Coverage

Jody Guardipee, a Patient Benefits Coordinator at Blackfeet Community Hospital in northwest Montana, knows firsthand that educating tribal members about their health care choices is key to building healthy families and healthy communities. Jody talks to patients daily on the benefits of enrolling in Medicaid, Medicare, or private insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s Health…