December 15 is the last day to apply for Marketplace health insurance. Most people get health insurance through their employer, Medicare or Medicaid, but about 87,000 Arizonans get their insurance though the Federally Facilitated Marketplace. Nearly 9 out of 10 people in Arizona that get coverage from www.healthcare.gov receive tax credits – financial help – to make coverage more affordable.
Each year many Arizonans meet with an Assister, thinking they will buy a www.HealthCare.gov plan, but find out they are in fact eligible for AHCCCS (Medicaid). Some learn their children are eligible for very low cost KidsCare (Children’s Health Insurance Program).
To find out what a comprehensive plan may cost go to www.healthcare.gov/see-plans. By simply entering your zip code, age, number of family members and projected 2019 income, you can look at available plans and find out if you qualify for a discount. If a single person earns less than $48,560 they may qualify for financial help. A family of four can earn up to $100,400 and qualify for financial help.
No matter where you live in Arizona, help is available. You can call 1-800-377-3536 or go to www.CoverAZ.org and click on “Send a Message” to get your questions answered, or visit www.CoverAZ.org/Connector and make an appointment to meet with a local Assister.