Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Important Affordable Care Act Updates

insurancecoverage@ahca.org

According to healthcare.gov, you can generally buy Marketplace health insurance only during the annual Open Enrollment period. The open enrollment period closes at the end of this month. Upcoming important dates to know include:
  • March 31, 2014: 2014 Open Enrollment ends
  • November 15, 2014: 2015 Open Enrollment starts
  • February 15, 2015: 2015 Open Enrollment ends
It was recently announced that enrollees in the federally-run Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP), who have not yet found new health insurance coverage through the Marketplace, can purchase an additional month of PCIP coverage through April 30, 2014, while they continue their search. However, these individuals must enroll in a new plan by April 15 to avoid any gaps in coverage. More details can be found in this Washington Post article, and on the PCIP website.

If you have any questions relating to the ACA, please submit them to insurancecoverage@ahca.org, and be sure to check out AHCA/NCAL's ACA website.

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