Health Care Law Updates

If you purchase health insurance for yourself and your family on your own, here is some helpful information:

  • Even with health problems, any person who applies for health insurance will be covered. You won't be denied.
  • Many Americans will get help in paying for their insurance from a new kind of tax credit that lowers their monthly premium beginning in January. You may have a very low or even $0 monthly premium.
  • You have probably read about "the individual mandate," which simply means everyone has to have insurance. Not having coverage could cause you to pay a penalty on your federal income taxes.

Important Dates

  • July 1, 2013

    A new tool to help determine if you qualify for cost breaks launched on our website
  • October 1, 2013

    2014 health insurance plans become available for review on our website
  • October 1, 2013

    Online marketplace opens
  • December 23, 2013

    Final day to buy health insurance for a January start date
  • December 31, 2013

    The health care law requires payments be received by this date for coverage
    beginning January 1, 2014.
  • January 1, 2014

    New health insurance plans begin
  • March 31, 2014

    Last day to sign up for health insurance plans