The folks at KFF (a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, CA) have done a phenomenal job of collecting and posting over 300 FAQs pertaining to the 6th annual upcoming Affordable Care Act (ACA/ObamaCare) open enrollment period. New questions and answers have been added expanding upon the already rich library of detail pertaining to the ACA and specifically open enrollment. This set of FAQs are searchable and cover not only ACA but the health insurance marketplace in general. The details provided will be a very valuable resource to any consumer, navigator, broker and all those that have a vested interest in the marketplace.
The database of information covers topics including eligibility, requirements and general information about State ACA marketplaces. The collection also addresses the 2019 repeal of the individual mandate penalty and offers a totally new section on short-term health insurance policies.
Site visitors will be able to obtain information on situations that affect all people from young adults to retirees. Immigrant situations and folks with job-based plans will also find information to help them make the important decisions needed in this next enrollment period. We were pleased to also see that over 150 of the FAQ’s are also available in Spanish.
Please note that open enrollment for the Federal and most state marketplaces begins on Thursday November 1, 2018.
The KFF website also provides many other resources including:
- An Animated video (English) Health Insurance Explained – The YouToons Have It Covered (also in Spanish) helps consumers understand more about the insurance industry and the often confusing details about health plans and their coverage.
- The Health Insurance Marketplace Calculator is a handy tool that will help consumers figure out the cost of various programs and offerings and will shortly be updated with 2019 premium data as soon as it is available.
- There is also a general set of resources that is kept up-to-date with late breaking information.
As always, we are here to help you navigate these waters. Many of your questions will be answered by searching through this valuable database. However, each situation is unique. Please contact us if you would like to discuss the upcoming enrollment period or any topic related to your business’ health care solution.