Thousands of Arizonans now have healthcare coverage with the Affordable Care Act. Whether you’re looking to get coverage for the first time, currently enrolled, but wondering what you need to do to continue your enrollment for 2015, or want to ensure you are making the most of your coverage, choose from the following:
If you’re applying for the first time, go back to the home page and choose between the three prompts: Enroll online now! / By Phone / In Person. All three of these options will help determine whether you qualify for federal subsidies to help pay for your insurance, and take you step-by-step through the application process. If you decide to enroll in person, you will need to set an appointment with a certified enrollment specialist who will help you navigate through the application process. Remember: you will need to bring evidence of your annual income and proper identification to complete the enrollment process. And it’s important to act before the deadline to avoid federal fines, which can be 2.5 percent of your annual household income.
Good luck and good health!
If I signed up last year, do I need to do anything during this year’s Open Enrollment (11/1/17 – 12/15/17)?
If you signed up last year, you will need to decide whether to re-enroll in your current plan, or change plans. Consumers should update their applications to ensure they receive the right amount of financial assistance, then shop for, and enroll in a plan that best meets the coverage needs for them and their family in order to allow new coverage to begin January 1, 2018. The majority of consumers who do not complete plan selection by Dec. 15, 2017 will automatically be re-enrolled in their current plan or a plan that is “most similar” to their current plan.
How do I make the most of my coverage?
Having healthcare insurance is one thing: understanding how to access it properly and make the most of your healthcare coverage is another. You need to find a primary care physician that is right for you and your family, and understand deductibles, copays, well-checks and other terminology that will help you maintain your health and access care responsibly and affordably. See the links below for more information:
Learn more about each step on the Roadmap to Health (Click Here)
Insurance terms: Health Insurance Glossary