Providers:

  • Through the new American Rescue Plan has made available a Special Enrollment Period for healthcare coverage during the pandemic

     

  • Until August 15, many Americans will have the option to buy into or change their health insurance plans that can save $50 per person per month and up to $85 per policy per month

     

  • An average of three out of five eligible uninsured Americans can access $0 plans after advance payments of tax credits and an average of four out of five current HealthCare.gov consumers will be able to find a plan for $10 or less per month after advance payments of tax credits
  • Current enrollees should review their application, make any changes needed to their current information, submit their application and select a plan, or reselect their current plan, to receive the increased advance payments of premium tax credits for 2021 Marketplace coverage. Consumers who take action in April and confirm updated savings on the plan of their choice will start receiving the savings and lower costs starting with their May 1 premiums.

  • Consumers can sign up for these plans through healthcare.gov

  • Consumers who want to enroll in coverage and see if they qualify for more affordable premiums can visit HealthCare.gov or CuidadoDeSalud.gov to view 2021 plans and prices and, if eligible, enroll in a plan that best meets their needs.

  • Additionally, consumers can call the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596, which provides assistance in over 150 languages. TTY users should call 1-855-889-4325.

  • Consumers can also find a local assister or agent/broker in their area: https://localhelp.healthcare.gov

  • Consumers who live in a state that operates its own Marketplace platform should visit their state Marketplace website or call center for more information about when these additional savings will be available through their State-based Marketplace.

  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched an educational campaign that focuses on raising awareness among the uninsured about the new savings and the availability of assistance to pay for premiums for those who qualify during the Special Enrollment Period. CMS is also communicating with current enrollees to let them know they can also use this opportunity to update their enrollment information and access the expanded financial assistance. The outreach campaign includes broadcast and digital advertising and educates enrollees with email and text messages. 

Alaska Specific Guidance:

  • For additional support for Alaska residents text GetCoveredAK to 898-211 to schedule a virtual appointment or call 2-1-1 or 1-800-478-2221
  • Visit Your Affordable Health Insurance Options with United Way of Alaska’s website to learn more about health insurance in Alaska
  • Open enrollment has been extended until August 15.

  • By signing up in April, you will start to receive lower costs starting with your May 1 premium!

Consumers:

  • Through the new American Rescue Plan has made available a Special Enrollment Period for healthcare coverage during the pandemic

     

  • Until August 15, many Americans will have the option to buy into or change their health insurance plans that can save $50 per person per month and up to $85 per policy per month
  • Consumers can sign up for these plans through healthcare.gov

  • For additional support for Alaska residents text GetCoveredAK to 898-211 to schedule a virtual appointment or call 2-1-1 or 1-800-478-2221

  • For resources in Spanish, visit CuidadoDeSalud.gov

  • For support in 150 other languages, call 1-800-318-2596
  • Open enrollment has been extended until August 15.

  • By signing up in April, you will start to receive lower costs starting with your May 1 premium!