The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services annouces the publication of a one page guide to the Health Insurance Marketplace. The guide, healthcare.gov, explains that the purpose of the Marketplace is to help the uninsured walk through the process to find health coverage. The guide explains the purpose of the marketplace application, and qualification criteria for private insurance plans, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance program.
The guide provides a link to HealthCare.gov which is the federally-run health insurance marketplace, though some states operate their own marketplace. There is also information on the implications if you choose not to buy health insurance if you can afford it. The guide also contains a paragraph regarding life status changes or life changes. Examples include getting married, or having a baby.
The guide is succinct and a quick read. The information it provides enables the reader to gain a better understanding of the Health Insurance Marketplace, and the options available to them. As a reminder the enrollment period begins on November 1st 2017 and ends on December 15, 2017.