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When do I need to enroll to have coverage in 2014?

Although the deadline has passed for health insurance that begins on Jan. 1, 2014, if you apply by Mar. 31, 2014 you can have coverage that begins on May 1, 2014.

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What Can I do to prepare for the new health care law?

  • Visit Healthcare.gov to learn about the different types of health insurance.
  • Make a list of questions you may have, before you choose your health plan.

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What is new for kids and young adults under the new health care law?

Kids now have more options for insurance.

Health coverage is available for all kids, even those with medical conditions.

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I’m a senior. What do I need to know about the Affordable Care Act/new health care law?

Your Medicare Benefits are Secure – Under the new health care law, your guaranteed Medicare-covered benefits won’t be reduced or taken away.

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What do I most need to know about the new health care law?

  • An existing medical condition or pregnancy will not prevent you from getting insurance.
  • Parents can keep adult children—up to 26 years old—on their insurance plan.

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I’m a woman. What preventive services does the new health care law cover?

It can be challenging to maintain your health without continuous care. The new health care law lets you trust your provider by covering preventive check-ups and screenings to help detect illnesses and medical problems early.

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What if I need help paying for health insurance?

When you shop on the Health Insurance Marketplace, you may qualify for a premium credit that will lower your monthly insurance cost. Depending on your situation, you may even be eligible for a $0 premium plan.

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What coverage options will be available on the Health Insurance Marketplace?

All plans on the Marketplace will have similar benefits, and all will include a comprehensive package of health benefits. Where they differ is on how the costs of the benefits are applied.

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How does the Health Insurance Marketplace work?

You can go online at HealthCare.gov or call 866-427-7492 to learn about health insurance plans available in your area. Plans on the Marketplace will offer comprehensive health coverage,

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What if I can’t afford health insurance?

If you have had difficulty affording health insurance, go online or call the Marketplace to determine if you are eligible for a government insurance program, or tax credits and financial assistance to help pay for coverage.

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