Affordable Care Act

The ACA was enacted to increase the quality and affordability of health insurance, lower the uninsured rate by expanding public and private insurance coverage, and reduce the costs of health care for individuals and the government.

Dates to remember: Annual Open-Enrollment period is November 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017. Coverage can begin as early as January 1, 2017 if you enroll by December 15, 2016. Special enrollment periods (SEP) are for certain circumstances during the year.

ACA

For more information visit HealthCare.gov. This is the official Health Insurance Marketplace site for consumers and small businesses. You can go to explore and obtain coverage, and learn more about the Affordable Care Act. You can also find agencies that can provide local help by visiting localhelp.healthcare.gov.

Other helpful tools include the Premium Estimator Tool:www.healthcare.gov/find-premium-estimates and Special Enrollment Period Screener Tool: www.healthcare.gov/screener.