You can apply and enroll in health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace at www.HealthCare.gov. Health coverage starts as early as January 1, and open enrollment ends on March 31, 2014.
Through the Marketplace, you can apply, compare all your options, and find out if you can get lower costs on monthly premiums or get free or low-cost coverage. When you’re ready to enroll, you’ll decide how you pay your premiums or get help signing up for Medicaid or CHIP if you’re eligible.
If you have job-based health insurance you like, you can keep it. You may be able to change to Marketplace coverage if you want to.
You can ask your employer if it plans to offer health insurance. If not, you may need to get insurance through the Marketplace or from other sources in 2014. If you don’t have coverage, you may have to pay a fee.
Click on the links below for a list of all health plans available in in El Paso County. This tool allows you to survey plans and prices outside the Marketplace application. Plans are priced partly on geographic location, so be sure to choose the right state and county to see plans and prices available in a given area.
Many people who apply will qualify for reduced costs through tax credits that are automatically applied to monthly premiums.
To learn more visit www.HealthCare.gov or contact 915-206-2121 between 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or 1-800-318-2596.
Local contacts with trained navigators, application counselors and/or assisters who can answer questions or assist you with the application process:
Other members of the Enroll El Paso Coalition. These organizations can assist you in answering questions: