The Health Insurance Marketplace is a government program where individuals can purchase private health insurance. It offers numerous insurance choices for those who have not been able to get insurance through their work or buy it on their own. Tax credits are available for those who qualify.
|Yes: If you’re uninsured or underinsured and do not qualify for governmental coverage through Medicare or Medicaid.|
|Maybe: If your eligibility for Medicaid (BadgerCare Plus) has changed; if you’re currently insured but shopping to compare coverage and rates; if you’re a veteran.|
|No: If you’re on Medicare or Medicaid or insured through your employer you do not need to do anything during ACA open enrollment.|
• Create an account on healthcare.gov
• Enter personal and financial information
• Select a plan and make a premium payment
It’s important for all currently enrolled individuals to review all
available insurance plans for 2017 and update their personal and
financial information on their healthcare.gov
account to ensure they receive the appropriate tax credit. If
individuals currently enrolled do nothing, they will be auto-enrolled
into the same – or similar – plan with the same premium tax credit and
other financial assistance, if applicable, as your 2016 plan.
NOTE: All Marketplace changes must be done between Nov. 1, 2016 - Jan. 31, 2017.
If you have any questions or need help enrolling, the following
resources are available:
• Health Insurance Marketplace website: healthcare.gov
• Health Insurance Marketplace 24/7 assistance hotline: 1-800-318-2596
• Columbia St. Mary's Certified Application Counselors: 414-585-3195
• 2-1-1 phone number to find local resources