In the first few days of open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act, the numbers of participants has surged compared with the past, according to federal officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the administration has yet to release official numbers. But, for many people, signing up or renewing under the Affordable Care Act is overwhelming.
People can receive in-person help to sign up for marketplace insurance.
"That's not the case because premium tax credits, they also go up", program manager Sara Carriollo says. The state's uninsured rate dropped by more than half, from over 20% in 2013 to around 7% by 2015. Also, it has allocated $33.5 million for enrollment assistance. It is very important for Molina Marketplace members to understand the changes to their insurance coverage for 2018.
Granite Staters should also know that financial help may be available to help purchase coverage - in past years, the majority of people purchasing private coverage on New Hampshire's individual market qualified for financial help to lower their monthly premium costs.
There is a bill in the state House of Representatives that could change that. "The website performed optimally and consumers easily accessed enrollment tools to compare plans and prices".
Open enrollment for personal medical plans lasts through December 15 this year. "That's cheaper than a lot of cell phone plans".
And it is mining the data on its 95,000 enrollees to send them tailored messages by email, text, phone and mail. Almost 90% of current enrollees can get a plan for less than $75 per month, making coverage more affordable than ever before.
Advertising is key to getting people to sign up for Obamacare, experts said.
Some states that run their own exchanges, however, are extending the sign-up period. It has hired 700 temporary employees to help with enrollment and is planning to take part in more than 1,000 enrollment events, such as county fairs or educational sessions, spokesman Paul Kluding said.
This show will air Monday at 11 a.m. EST. Maryland now has about 120,000 Obamacare enrollees. Chances are, coverage is more affordable than you think.
"In some ways, all the attention to the reduction in advertising gets the message out in a different way", he said.