Don’t be embarrassed if you need help understanding your health insurance coverage. It is complicated, and for most of us, just as difficult as preparing our taxes. But you don’t have to tackle it alone. Ask a friend or relative to help. Or, if you have the resources, hire a consultant.
Here are a few resources that you may find helpful.
- www.Healthcare.gov – provides information about your rights under the ACA and access to the health insurance marketplaces where you can shop for and buy health insurance coverage and apply for government programs and subsidies.
Help is also available by phone: Healthcare.gov Help Line at 1-800-318-2596
- www.Medicaid.gov – provides federal policy and program information about Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIPs) and the Basic Health Program that fund health insurance for low income families, children, pregnant women, adults without children, seniors, and people living with disabilities.
- www.Medicare.gov – provides federal policy and program information on health federally funded health insurance for people over 65.
- Employee Benefits Security Administration – provides information and assistance to employees covered by private health plans as part of the employee benefits package, including information on COBRA. Click here for assistance or call toll free 1-866-444-3272 to speak with a benefits advisor.
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