Affordable Care Act Resources
Looking for information on the Affordable Care Act and what it means to you, your business or our community? Memorial Hospital has compiled a list of resources, organizations and other websites you can use to learn more about this important topic.
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Certified Application Counselors
Working with our Certified Application Counselors, the public can get one-on-one help with understanding how the online process works for the health insurance exchange. Although they cannot actually complete the application for the person or recommend plans, they are able to support individuals as they go through the process. People can call with questions or to set up an appointment with one of the counselors. They are available Monday through Friday, from 9am to noon, and 1 to 3pm. Calls should be directed to 356-5461 ext. 2220.
Health Insurance Marketplace Information: https://www.healthcare.gov/
One Page Guide on How to Get Covered Download
Things to Think About When Choosing a Plan Download
How to Apply for Marketplace Coverage in New Hampshire: https://www.healthcare.gov/how-do-i-apply-for-marketplace-coverage/
New Hampshire Health Care Navigator Locations List as of 9/13: Download.
Affordable Care Act – What the New Law Means for NH – NHPR.com http://nhpr.org/post/obamacare-you-what-new-law-means-nh
For Consumers – Understanding Health Care Reform – Kaiser Family Foundation http://kff.org/aca-consumer-resources/
Outreach and Enrollment Resources – Enroll America http://www.enrollamerica.org/
Small Business Association – Affordable Care Act Training Information http://www.sba.gov/content/affordable-care-act-training-materials
FAQ For Seniors on Medicare and the Affordable Care Act http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2013/September/23/FAQ-Medicare-and-the-ACA.aspx
Subsidy Calculator - This tool illustrates health insurance premiums and subsidies for people purchasing insurance on their own in new health insurance exchanges (or “Marketplaces”) created by the Affordable Care Act – Kaiser Family Foundation - http://kff.org/interactive/subsidy-calculator/
How to get exempted from the fee for not having healthcare coverage: https://www.healthcare.gov/exemptions/
New Animated video: The YouToons are back in their third animated short to help consumer understand their health insurance coverage. Health Insurance Explained – The YouToons Have It Covered breaks down important insurance concepts and explains how individuals pay for coverage and obtain medical care and prescription drugs when enrolled in various types of health insurance.
300 FAQs: A searchable collection of questions and answers about all aspects of the ACA. Updated and new FAQs cover plan renewal, cancellations, financial assistance, guidance for understanding 2014 federal income taxes in the context of the health law, potential penalties for not obtaining coverage, exemptions to the individual mandate, how the law applies to people in different circumstances and more.
Updated calculator: Consumers can generate estimates of their health insurance premiums and government subsidies for 2015 plans that they purchase through an ACA marketplace. The calculator has been updated with zip code-specific data on 2015 health plans that are being sold through the marketplaces during the open enrollment period. The calculator also helps consumers determine whether they could be eligible for Medicaid.