Affordable Care Act
This information guide contains information pertaining to new Health Care regulations being introduced as the Affordable Care Act.
October 1: Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace begins.
The Affordable Care Act will require businesses with 50+ full-time employees to offer health coverage. This requirement will begin in 2015 but businesses are encouraged to implement changes before the 2015 deadline.
You can find more information on the Kaiser Family Foundation site.
Obamacare's Latest Rules for Employers, Explained: Bloomberg Businessweek
TexHealth Central Texas: For information about employer-sponsored insurance coverage. Or call, (512) 524-2618.
InsureCentralTexas.org: For assistance enrolling for insurance or questions about the Affordable Care Act (run by Foundation Communities).
Kaiser Family Foundation Health Insurance Cost and Savings Calculator: Get a rough estimate of how much health insurance could cost in 2014. Please note: The estimate does not account for differences based on where you live, which will significantly affect Marketplace prices and offerings. Exact costs will be available through the Marketplace beginning on October 1, 2013.
Nonpartisan Explanation of Health Reform from The Kaiser Foundation
Call 1-800-318-2596 (TTY: 1-855-889-4325). Assistance is available in multiple languages.
Available Now! Find a Navigator or Certified Application Counselor in the area to help you with the process by calling 2-1-1, searching online through the Local Help page on HealthCare.gov, or refer to this map of locations in Travis County.
You can find overviews of the reforms resulting from the Affordable Care Act on the following information pages:
About the Law: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Affordable Care Act: Medicaid.gov
Affordable Care Act: United State Department of Labor
Affordable Care Act Overview: American Public Health Association
Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions: Internal Revenue Service
How the Health Care Law is Making a Difference for the People of Texas: HHS.gov/healthcare
How Federal Health Reform will Affect You: Texas Department of Information:
Who Needs Health Care Coverage in Texas?: YoungInvincibles.org