Do you or someone you know plan to use the Health Insurance Marketplace to purchase health care coverage in 2015? Are you prepared to navigate the Marketplace to find the health insurance plan that best fits you and your family needs?
Here is a short guide to changes and improvements at Healthcare.gov and the Health Insurance Marketplace to help you successfully navigate the Health Insurance Marketplace and find your best-fit health insurance.
Healthcare.gov – A New & Improved Website
The Healthcare.gov website has gone through a complete makeover just in time for the 2015 Enrollment period. The website has been updated and revised, making it much simpler for first-time users to navigate the site and complete the enrollment process.
One vital improvement? Most first-time applicants will be able to use a shorter, simpler online enrollment application, with fewer pages, mouse clicks and questions to navigate. This not only streamlines the application process, but should result in less applicant frustration.
Check out the new and improved Healthcare.gov website for yourself.
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New Insurance Providers To Choose From
The Health Insurance Marketplace will have several new health insurance providers selling plans for the 2015 coverage year. To date, there has been a 25% increase in available health insurance providers, giving Marketplace applicants more options to find a health insurance plan that best fits their health care needs.
More health insurance providers is a win-win for everyone! Not only will consumers have more options and more choices for 2015, additional health insurance providers also means more competition. More competition can lead to potentially better pricing options for consumers and possibly saving them money on their 2015 plan purchases.
Most People Can Find an Affordable Plan
The Marketplace provides health care plan options at a variety of price levels, allowing most customers to find an affordable plan to match their needs. Last year, most adults with low-to-moderate incomes (less than $28,725) who applied for insurancee were able to find a plan with a premium less than $125 a month for individual coverage.
The same results are expected this year. Using the Marketplace is a good way to ensure you and your family will have 2015 health care insurance, at prices you can afford.
Are You Ready for the 2015 Marketplace Insurance Enrollment?
The Healthcare Insurance Marketplace is only open for a limited time, so mark your calendars. You don’t want to miss those key enrollment dates if you plan to purchase 2015 health insurance through the Marketplace.
Other information to help you better prepare for the 2015 Marketplace insurance enrollment include:
- A One Page Guide to the Health Insurance Marketplace – Learn more about how to use the Healthcare.Gov website.
- Who’s Eligible to Use The Marketplace – Find out if you are eligible to purchase Marketplace insurance.
- Next Steps To Get Started – Helping you be ready to find a Marketplace insurance plan during open enrollment.
And, if you plan to use the Marketplace for your 2015 health insurance, consider signing up to receive important Open Enrollment news and updates. By registering for either email or text notifications, you can keep on top of key enrollment dates, pricing and plan information.
With this information, you are now ready to complete your 2015 Health Insurance Marketplace enrollment.
We Are Here To Help
Delaware Family Voices is here to help answer your questions before, during and after the Open Enrollment period. Please contact us and let us know how we can help you.
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