NOTE: Health Insurance open enrollment continues until 3-31-14. You can apply for a new health care plan by the 15th of the month before an effective date of 2-1-14, 3-1-14 or 4-1-14. After 3-31-14, you may be subject to a penalty for not having coverage unless you have a qualifying event…like losing health coverage from an employer. With a qualifying event, you can apply for exchange coverage throughout the year as an event occurs.
After 3-31-14, the next open enrollment is scheduled from 11-15-14 to 1-15-15.
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WARNING about subsidy eligibility: Use estimate first! If you input your actual income tax information to determine your eligibility for a subsidy, and your income is below 133% of the Federal Poverty Level for your family size, you will automatically be eligible for Medicaid ONLY and WILL NOT be allowed to apply on line for a subsidized medical plan of your choice.
The Express Link below is provided by Blue Cross and Russ Caforio and allows anyone seeking under age 65 health insurance access to all exchange/marketplace options…not just Blue Cross. You can also determine if you are eligible for a subsidy based on your income and the amount that would be applied to reduce your premium costs. If you are eligible, the plans and pricing will be adjusted to reflect your new monthly premiums. These plans are for 1-1-14 effective dates. Should you need immediate coverage or want coverage direct with an insurance carrier and NOT through the exchange/marketplace, contact Russ Caforio-630-495-2901.
This site also allows anyone over age 65 access to Medicare Supplement Plans, Prescription Drug Card Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans.
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Contact Russ Caforio @630-495-2901 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or help needed on the site. We both can be on the same page on this site so I can help you through the process.
Express Link (click below):