New Affordable Health Care Options for Iowans
Starts on October 1, 2013
If you have….
|No health insurance||Find new affordable care options at www.healthcare.gov or call 800-318-2596; tax credits available for some Iowans|
|Insurance through your employer||No change required; If you have questions go to www.healthcare.gov or call 800-318-2596|
|Insurance through Medicare||No change|
|An individual health insurance policy||No change required, but new options and tax credits for some Iowans are now available at www.healthcare.gov or 800-318-2596
Beginning Jan 1, all health insurance plans have no lifetime limits, must accept all individuals with pre-existing conditions, and cover all essential health benefits.
|Insurance through Medicaid||No change|
|Insurance through Iowa Care||All members will receive a letter from the Iowa Medicaid Enterprise; verify your income as requested; some will be enrolled automatically into another plan and others will sign up for health care through www.healthcare.gov or 800-318-2596|
|Insurance for your kids through Hawk-I||No change|
|Insurance as a small business owner with 50 or less full-time employees||Small businesses can participate in the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) and may qualify for assistance. Contact your agent/broker or call 800-706-7915 (Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm EST) or go to: www.healthcare.gov/small-businesses.|
- Need more assistance? Visit the Marketplace at www.healthcare.gov or call 800-318-2596.
- Enrollment for new affordable health care plans is open from October 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014. Coverage begins on January 1, 2014. All tax credits available for Iowans to purchase health care are based on income levels. Log on to www.healthcare.gov or call 800-318-2596 to see if you qualify for tax credits.
To view this chart as a pdf go to: http://www.iowahouse.org/pdf/Healthcare-quickguide.pdf