Several Changes In Store As Obamacare Open Enrollment Begins

Murphy Administration Takes Action to Get More New Jerseyans Covered During Open Enrollment

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Open enrollment for Georgia's 2019 exchange, which operates under the Affordable Care Act, runs through December 15.

As part of two changes to the ACA last week, federal health officials issued a new guidance giving states more flexibility to manage their own health insurance markets.

DE now has about 24,500 people enrolled in the state health care marketplace.

"From a consumer perspective, the experience should be pretty good", Kelley Turek, a policy specialist at America's Health Insurance Plans, told Axios.

Last week, the Trump administration introduced a proposed rule which, if adopted, would grant states greater flexibility in pursuing health care strategies.

For the first time since the launch of ACA plans in 2014, in 2019 consumers will not have to worry about paying a tax if they don't have an ACA compliant health plan.

November 1, 2018: First day to enroll, re-enroll, or change a 2018 insurance plan. The legislation would also boost outreach and educational activities to let our neighbors know about their coverage options and if financial support is available to help purchase coverage.

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Nationally, the average premium for second cheapest silver plans is dropping by 1.5 percent, according to the Trump administration, which attributed the ACA market stabilization to the repeal of the individual mandate and expansion for short-term health insurance plans.

"But we are providing enrollment assistance in all 67 counties by way of virtual, as well as over the phone appointments", Ray said.

The Department of Human Services is working with five community organizations that served as ACA navigators to help enroll people in health coverage.

"Lack of awareness about coverage options, particularly financial help and deadlines, is one of the biggest barriers in reaching the remaining uninsured. The Navigator program has been a critical resource in this effort to educate and empower consumers", said Erin Hemlin, Young Invincibles' director of training and consumer education. Iowa requires longer duration short term plans to cover pre-existing conditions.

All plans cover essential health benefits such as coverage of pre-existing conditions, outpatient care, emergency services, hospitalization, prescription drugs, mental health and substance use disorder services, lab services, and pediatric services. (NASDAQ: HIIQ). This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

As part of last year's federal tax bill that revised the Affordable Care Act passed under President Barack Obama, there's now no penalty on federal taxes for not having health insurance, but there is a state penalty in NY. "Consumers now have the freedom to shop outside of the ACA for health insurance they can afford without fear of a tax fine".

The Health Insurance Marketplace, healthcare.gov, was established by the Affordable Care Act, passed by Congress in 2010. "Being insured means peace of mind for New Jersey families, and the time to act is now".

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