Your Source for Health Reform

Topic: Getting Coverage



The health insurance marketplace is new, and it can be a little daunting – especially if you have only had health insurer from your employer, or have not had insurance for a while. Fortunately, there are many helpful materials.


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Every Little Thing You Do is MAGI

This October 2015 guide from the National Health Law Program explains the new income counting and household composition rules used when applying for health insurance. MAGI is used to determine eligibility for Medicaid and premium tax credits.

The New Shared Responsibility Provision 

This October 2015 flow chart from the Kaiser Family Foundation identifies whether an employer will be subject to penalties for not offering health coverage for their employees in 2016.

Talking Up Obamacare

Using this October 2015 communication guide from Enroll America, Enrollment Assisters can lead effective outreach for the Affordable Care Act. The guide identifies major talking points for assisters and what language to avoid.

Check this List Twice

HealthCare.gov identifies what information Marketplace shoppers will need to have on hand when enrolling in a health insurance plan. This checklist has been updated for the 2016 enrollment period.

Stop, Shop, Enroll!

This October 2015 infographic from Families USA tells consumers the steps to find the best health insurance plan during Open Enrollment number three.

What You Need to Get Covered

This fact sheet from BeCovered, identifies what documentation and information people will need when signing up for health insurance through the Marketplace. The fact sheet is updated for the 2015-2016 enrollment cycle. The information is in English and Spanish.

Get Help Getting Health Insurance

This September 2015 fact sheet from Health & Disability Advocates describes the trained professionals that consumers can use to connect with coverage.

Do You Qualify for Financial Help?

These tables from Families USA show how your income affects how much financial assistance you’ll get to pay for health insurance. The tables are updated for third Open Enrollment cycle running from November 1, 2015  to January 31, 2016.

Health Literacy Overview

The Alliance for Health Reform summarizes major studies measuring health knowledge and lists websites and experts for further review in this January 2015 issue brief.

Linking Justice-Involved Youth with Healthcare

This January 2014 resource guide from Illinois state government describes strategies for connecting young adults in the criminal justice system with health insurance coverage.

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