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Health Insurance Marketplace New Open Enrollment Dates

February 15th – May 15th, 2021

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1 (800) 318-2596 | (TTY: 1 855 889-4325 )
https://www.healthcare.gov/quick-guide/dates-and-deadlines/
https://localhelp.healthcare.gov

 

2021 Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for Marketplace Coverage Started on HealthCare.gov

Monday, February 15

SEP allows consumers to enroll in affordable health coverage during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Beginning Monday, February 15, consumers who want to access the SEP to enroll in coverage and see if they qualify for financial help to reduce the cost of monthly premiums, can visit HealthCare.gov or CuidadoDeSalud.gov to view 2021 plans and prices and enroll in a plan that best meets their needs. Additionally, consumers can call the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596, which provides assistance in over 150 languages. TTY users should call 1-855-889-4325. Consumers can also find a local assister or agent/broker in their area by visiting: https://localhelp.healthcare.gov.

CMS encourages new consumers and current enrollees to take this opportunity starting Monday, February 15, to review their options and decide on coverage that best meets their needs for health coverage.

Click here to view the 2021 Fact Sheet for more information.

Click here for more information about the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Click here to read this release in Spanish.

(Source:  US Department of Health and Human Services)

 

An Iowa CareGivers 2019 Direct Care Worker Wage and Benefit Survey Revealed:

22.6% received health care coverage through Medicaid/Iowa Wellness Plan

54.2% had children covered through the state’s health insurance program (HAWK-I)

10% had no health care coverage from any source

70% were somewhat or very concerned about working while sick.

 

Real People Real Stories of the Uninsured “Rerun”

 


The Real People Real Stories
 video was produced several years ago and the circumstances of the individuals in the video may have changed…but sadly their compelling stories are still relevant and worth repeating. Imagine providing hands-on care of bathing, dressing, and other personal assistance in which you can’t practice physical or social distancing. You then test positive, have underlying health conditions, and start experiencing symptoms. But you have no health care coverage. This video should serve as a reminder that we are all a single heartbeat away from a life altering experience that could leave us uninsured or bankrupt.