The Health Insurance Marketplace Is Now Open!: Where To Find What You Need
Today enrollment for the Affordable Care Act begins.
There is a Health Insurance Marketplace set up at HealthCare.gov for those who would like to apply for or find answers about this new insurance coverage. There are different options available for individuals, small businesses, and options are also different depending on your state.
Open enrollment is from October 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014. During this time anyone can enroll; after March 31 you can still change your coverage, but will need to have a qualifying life event such as marriage, the birth of a child or losing your job.
Answers to questions about the process can be found here and here. You first have to answer survey questions, but this is because each individual or family may need different information based on their income, family composition, level of current insurance, medical situations, and other relevant data.
For those who don’t want to participate you may want to check the site. There may be a fee for those who don’t have a health plan.