Category Archives: Breaking News

How to use your new Marketplace coverage

Now that you’ve joined millions of Americans in getting coverage, you need to learn how to use it. Here are some steps you can take right now to ensure that you have access to health care once your coverage begins.

Open Enrollment is over

We know many of you worked hard to finish enrolling in a health plan in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Sometimes despite your best efforts, you might have run into delays caused by heavy traffic to or our call center, maintenance periods, or other special situations that prevented you from finishing the process on time. If that happened to you, don’t worry – you still may be able to get covered in 2014.

Enrollment in Health Insurance Marketplace climbs to 4.2 million in Feb.

27 percent of February Federal Marketplace enrollees are young adults Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace continued to rise in February to a five-month total of 4.2 million. As in January, the percent of young adults who selected a Marketplace plan was 3 percentage points higher than it was from October through December (27 percent versus 24 percent).  Based on enrollment patterns in other health care programs, it is expected that more people will sign up as we get closer to the March 31st deadline.

Want Coverage Starting March 1? Plan Ahead for Best Results

From Saturday February 15, 2014 at 3:00PM until Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 5:00AM EST, the Social Security Administration will conduct required, regularly scheduled systems maintenance activities over the three day weekend. During this period, verification of Social Security Numbers and other related data via the Data Services Hub will be unavailable. This will impact those signing up for insurance through the marketplace. Click here for more information on how to get coverage starting March 1.

Obamacare employer mandate eased

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – The Obama administration is giving employers more time to comply with rules requiring them to provide affordable health insurance for their workers. Mid-sized companies with the equivalent of 50 to 99 full-time employees will now have until 2016 to provide affordable coverage under Obamacare, a year later than expected, the administration announced Monday.