Thursday, 24 January, 2019

Sign-up deadline is Saturday for ACA health law coverage

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You'll want to leave plenty of time for remembering your log-in, estimating your income for 2019 to determine your premium subsidy (if eligible), waiting on hold for customer service if you encounter a glitch - and course, for comparing your plan options.

December 15 will be the last day to enroll in or change health insurance plans for 2019 coverage.

Although the law still requires people to have health insurance, the Trump administration no longer penalizes people if they do not.

By contrast, there were 546,000 more sign-ups at the same point in last year's open-enrollment period, when the cumulative number of plans selected reached about 4,678,000 at the end of the sixth week.

Since Open Enrollment began on November 1, 4.1 million consumers have selected a plan in the Federally Facilitated Exchange.

For the first time since HealthCare.gov started offering coverage, average premium rates for a benchmark silver plan in2019 have gone down across the 39 states that use the federal website.

In West Virginia, 10,199 have signed up for insurance coverage on the marketplace as of December 8.

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Applicants only have two insurance carriers to choose from, and many plans will cost more in 2019.

To help boost enrollment before Saturday's open enrollment deadline, former President Barack Obama and other high-profile Democrats have embarked on a social media blitz to remind people to sign up.

Those cuts are believed to have impacted enrollment in more than 30 states that rely on the federal ACA exchange. They contended that overturning the law would throw millions off health insurance rolls by reversing Medicaid expansion, ending tax credits that help people and empowering insurers to once again deny coverage based on pre-existing conditions. Consumers can call the MarketplaceCall Center at 1-800-318-2596 (TTY: 1-855-889-4325). "Pretty much every day we have someone asking us about it". Agents and Brokers can help consumers enroll through the Exchange or handle the whole process.

Plans selected now begin coverage on January 1, as long as the first premium is paid.

The open enrollment deadline falls on a Saturday this year, and many doctors offices aren't open on the weekend. In South Carolina, signups are down about 4 percent.

Jeff Hinson, Regional Administrator for Medicaid Services, encourages people not to wait.

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