You may have heard about health care reform in the news. What does the law mean for you? Here are the top 5 facts about health care reform you should know.
The Affordable Care Act requires nearly all U.S. citizens and legal residents to have health insurance.
Most people are automatically eligible for health insurance and will not be turned down because of existing illness.
Through the Health Insurance Marketplace, you may qualify for a premium tax credit or other financial assistance to help pay for your coverage.
Young adults can now stay on their parent’s plan until age 26.
The next open enrollment period starts November 15, 2014. If you need coverage now you can shop for a short-term plan or see if you qualify for special enrollment.
Plans offered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois are the same if you purchase directly from us or if you shop on the Health Insurance Marketplace. If you want to explore money-saving premium tax credits or other ways to get help paying for health insurance, you will need to check your eligibility with the federal government. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois also offers other plans not available on the Marketplace. Once you have your eligibility with the federal government determined, you can complete your enrollment with us quickly and easily.
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