Today is last day for enrollment in the Affordable Care Act program for health insurance program that starts on January 1, 2017.
According to Bess Evans, Senior Associate Director of Public Engagement and Senior Policy Advisor to The White House, “Now it’s up to you to make sure your friends and family start the New Year with a healthy step forward. And that starts with getting covered.
“If you want health insurance that starts on January 1, 2017, today’s the day to visit HealthCare.gov and enroll!” he added
He said that “Financial help is available to make coverage more affordable. In fact, most current Marketplace consumers can buy a plan for $75 or less a month in premiums after tax credits. And nearly 85 percent of consumers shopping on the Marketplace are eligible for financial assistance.
“It’s easier to sign up in a number of ways. For example, people can search for plans based on whether they cover a particular doctor or prescription. And we’ve made it easier than ever to shop on mobile devices.
“There are people available to help, in multiple languages. People can visit LocalHelp.HealthCare.gov to find a location with in-person help. Or they can speak with someone over the phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in English or in Spanish, at 1-800-318-2596” he said.