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Affordable Care Act Resource Center

Missed Open Enrollment? Where Can You Still Get Health Insurance Plans Without a “Life Event”?

eHealth has identified 14 states wherein at least one health insurance company continues to accept new health insurance applications after the March 31 deadline for the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) nationwide open enrollment period.

Still Uninsured? Call the eHealth Uninsured Hotline

Just in time for the March 31, 2014 end of the Affordable Care Act’s nationwide open enrollment period, eHealth has launched a new Uninsured Hotline for consumers who find themselves still without coverage on April 1. Consumers can reach eHealth Uninsured Hotline by telephone at 877-803-2369 beginning April 1, 2014. Licensed agents at eHealth’s Customer…

eHealth Price Index

The eHealth Health Insurance Price Index is the first and only tool of its kind, tracking on a daily basis the average monthly cost of individual and family health insurance for plans based on applications submitted nationwide through eHealth. All data is for 2014 Affordable Care Act plans without a subsidy applied.

When can I sign up for an Obamacare health plan?

One question we hear often in our call center is, “When can I sign up for an Obamacare health plan?” Our callers are often surprised to learn that they cannot simply sign up at any time they choose. Under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), you can typically sign up for a health insurance plan during…

Health Insurance Tax Tips You Need to Know

Have you done your taxes yet? Me neither. If you’re looking for some tips, however, eHealth has compiled some for the 2013 tax season. Many consumers overlook credits and deductions built into the tax code that are designed to make medical care and health insurance more affordable. Consumers who had high medical expenditures in 2013,…

When can I apply for health insurance?

  • Anyone can enroll during the annual open enrollment period.

  • Outside open enrollment you need a "qualifying life event (QLE)".

  • QLEs include changes in employment, marriage status, or having a baby.

  • QLEs typically last 60 days after the event occurs.

  • You may need documentation to prove you had a QLE.

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Open enrollment resumes November 15, 2014.


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When can I sign up for an Obamacare health plan?

March 31, 2014 – One question we hear often in our call center is, “When can I sign up for an Obamacare health plan?” Our callers are often surprised to learn that they cannot simply sign up at any time they choose. Under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), you can typically sign up for a health insurance plan during… Read more

Health Insurance Tax Tips You Need to Know

March 31, 2014 – Have you done your taxes yet? Me neither. If you’re looking for some tips, however, eHealth has compiled some for the 2013 tax season. Many consumers overlook credits and deductions built into the tax code that are designed to make medical care and health insurance more affordable. Consumers who had high medical expenditures in 2013,… Read more

Top 3 Benefits of Having Health Insurance

March 31, 2014 – If you’re like me, when your parents forced you to eat vegetables as a kid, you probably said something like, “why?,” or, “I don’t want to!” The Affordable Care Act’s mandate that requires most people to buy health insurance or pay a penalty tax can have a similar effect on people. After all, if you’re… Read more

What do you need before you apply for Obamacare subsidies?

March 31, 2014 – By now, most people know that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) makes subsidies available to help lower-income people afford health insurance (Watch our video on how subsidies work). If you want to apply for a subsidy, or check and see if you qualify, here are a some of the things you should know and some… Read more

What is the health insurance subsidy gap, and how can I avoid it?

March 31, 2014 – What if a relatively small change to your income could result in a huge increase in your annual health insurance costs? Well, it can. The Affordable Care Act provides subsidies for lots of American consumers purchasing coverage on their own, but not for everyone. Individuals and families earning just too much to qualify for government… Read more

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FAQs

Q: Will health insurance cost more in 2014?

A:The answer is not easy to give. For some people costs may go up, at least in the short-term. For others costs may go dow... Learn more

Q: How does Obamacare affect my HSA?

A:The Affordable Care Act did make some changes to Health Savings Accounts – also called HSAs – and how they w... Learn more

Q: What happens to my current health insurance plan in 2014?

A:That will depend on when your current plan first went into effect – what we call the “effective date” ... Learn more

Q: Can I buy something else if I don’t like the Gold, Silver and Bronze plans?

A:In 2014, all major medical health insurance plans for individuals and small employers will have these new bronze, silver... Learn more

Q: Can I keep my non-grandfathered plan?

A:Whether you need to reapply in 2014, may vary from insurer to insurer. Based on what we’re hearing from insurers, they... Learn more