Health Insurance Marketplace

Health Insurance Marketplace

The Health Insurance Marketplace launches October 1. The Marketplace is a new way to find quality health coverage. It can help if you don’t have insurance now – or if you have it but want to explore other options. With one Marketplace application, you can learn if you can get lower costs based on your income, compare your coverage options side-by-side, and enroll.

Important information about getting ready to enroll in the Marketplace:

  • Three key dates to remember:
    October 1, 2013:  Marketplace open enrollment starts
    January 1, 2014:  Health coverage can start
    March 31, 2014:  Open enrollment ends 

 

  • You won’t be able to start your application until October 1st, but you can still find out about the Marketplace in your state or download a checklist that can help you get ready. Click here to learn more about how you can get ready. You’ll need to gather basic information about your household income like a W-2, current pay stubs, or your tax return.  

 

Helpful Resources:

  • Visit Healthcare.gov or call the Marketplace Center 24/7 at 1-800-318-2596 to get help with your application. 
  • BeCoveredOklahoma.org is a grassroots campaign introducing uninsured Oklahomans to the new health insurance options available under the Affordable Care Act. The campaign provides user-friendly information and on-the-ground guidance to help families understand the new health care law.
  • View a list of Frequently Asked Questions specifically relating to Oklahoma and the Health Insurance Marketplace.
  • View a resource tool that has been developed and made available to state agencies to better assist Oklahomans by providing consistent and accurate contact information for the Marketplace, Navigators, the state Medicaid agency, and other healthcare resources.
  • 2-1-1 can also help you connect with a local agency that can provide you with in-person assistance from a Marketplace Navigator in completing your application, evaluating your options, and enrolling in an insurance plan. Go to  www.211oklahomahelpline.org/findhelp to access an online resource database. Enter your zip code and use the search term “Affordable Care Act” to see which participating agencies are closest to you.