Starting in 2014, the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, requires carriers to offer new categories of health insurance plans.
The open enrollment period for 2015 plans is November 15, 2015 through February 15, 2015.
People desiring Affordable Care Act coverage to become effective January 1st should submit an enrollment by December 15th unless they intend to have an existing health insurance plan to auto-renew.
Starting in 2014, insurers can no longer reject you based on Pre-Existing Medical Conditions.
Available health insurance plans will vary from state to state.
Find your state to compare plans online and find the right plan for you and your family.
Our latest research on health insurance and healthcare cost topics important to consumers:
Our recent report comparing off-exchange premiums vs. on-exchange premiums continues to receive attention. The report examined the lowest premiums for four major off-exchange insurance companies in 39 states versus the lowest premiums found on-exchange for plans of the same metal tier. HealthPocket found that exchanges had cheaper metal plans available than the off-exchange companies in 35 […]Read More »
Medicare Advantage has re-emerged as a battleground in America’s ongoing political conflict over health reform. Republicans condemn the Affordable Care Act’s proposed reductions in Medicare Advantage funding while Democrats often portray Medicare Advantage as a program whose wasteful overspending must be constrained. Some in the media have advanced nearer the frontline of this battle than many […]Read More »
Most recent Obamacare questions and answers from the HealthPocket community
I live in downtown Brooklyn, and would prefer to have a primary doctor not too far away. My current plan, MetroPlus, assigned me a doctor in uptown Manhattan, even though their network directory listed many doctors in downtown Brooklyn, including some in an office six blocks from where I live!
Is NY Presbyterian Hospital affiliated with this plan?
does this plan cover preexisting conditions
I have been accepted through Healthcare.gov, chose this plan and want to know how to pay the premium.