What You Need to Know About Plan Types
Know the different types of places to choose from in the health insurance marketplace.
Immigrant Families Can Get Covered, Too!
If you moved to the United States from another country, welcome!
A Little Tip for New Dads
Parenthood comes with a lot of joy-filled moments, sleepless nights, and everything between.
What Every Graduating Senior Should Know About Health Coverage
Before you go forth and conquer the world of adulting, make sure to get covered.
5 Quick Facts About Health Insurance and Your Taxes
5 things you should know about how health insurance could impact your taxes.
Steven’s Health Care Story: “I Still Intend on Living A Whole Lot More”
Steven was diagnosed with cancer at 25. Luckily, he had health insurance to cover his medical bills so he could focus on recovery.
Health Insurance: The Good, the Bad, and the Fine
If you don't have health insurance in 2016, you could face a fine of $695 or more! Here's what you need to know.
Renew and Relax
It’s that time of year! Yup, the health insurance marketplace is open.
Top 4 Ways to Save Money When Using Your New Health Insurance Plan
If you got covered, congrats! You’ll be able to rest a little easier knowing that you and your family are protected in case the unexpected happens.
What’s the Deal with Financial Help?
So you’ve heard about Obamacare. You want Obamacare. But you’re worried about your budget.
My Summer as a Get Covered America Fellow
During the summer of 2015, I was a Get Covered America Fellow in Ohio. Overall, it was a great experience because I got to help people who have been struggling without insurance finally get covered.
Tip: Preventive Care Is Free
Have you signed up for health insurance recently? You have? That’s great!
Back to School Checklist: Get Covered.
Sharpening pencils -- check. Packing book bags -- check. Picking an outfit for the first day -- check. What about health insurance for your family, including your kids?
Quiz: What Do You Really Know About Medicaid?
Where Should You Go When You’re Sick or Hurt?
Learn more about the different types of care for different situations.
What’s a Specialist? When Should I See One?
A specialist is a doctor or has more education and training in a certain area. For example, a cardiologist is a doctor who specializes in hearts.
LGBT Newlyweds: Say “I Do” to Getting Covered
Is getting health coverage part of your wedding plan?
Three Things To Do for Men’s Health Month
June is Men’s Health Month! It’s important for men to have the facts they need about how to get covered, stay covered, and stay healthy.
Born in ’89
If you were born in 1989 (#BornIn89) like Taylor Swift, you’re turning 26 this year. And if you’ve been on a parent’s health insurance plan, your coverage might be coming to an end.
SBCs, Insurance Cards, Oh My!
Let’s talk about 2 important documents:Your summary of benefits and coverage and your health insurance card.
Finding a Doctor With Your New Health Insurance Plan
So you got covered -- congrats! Here are some tips on how to find a doctor with your new health insurance plan.
What You Need to Know About Tax Time
When you sit down to do your taxes for 2014, you might notice something slightly different. Everyone must now state whether they had health insurance for the entire year.
Changing The Way Men Think About Health
By signing up for an insurance plan men are taking a proactive, instead of a reactive, attitude toward their health.
Keeping Those Pearly Whites in Top Shape
Looking for dental coverage? Here are 5 tips to know before you shop!
How to Find a Doctor With Your New Plan
But not all doctors and hospitals are covered by every health insurance plan that’s available. Each plan has what is called a provider network. So, how do you make sure your preferred doctor is covered by a plan you’re considering?
Avoid the Fine
With financial help available, health insurance is more affordable than ever before. Unfortunately, many folks may not know this: You might have to pay a fine if you don’t have health insurance.
Changing Plans? Here’s a Tip:
Switching plans? Check out these tips to stay covered!
Making Health Insurance More Affordable
Depending on your income, you might qualify for a health insurance plan with even lower out-of-pocket costs.
Lucie Got Covered for $15.10 a Month!
Lucie in Texas hadn’t had health insurance in over a decade. That’s why she was so glad that she could get a Silver plan for just $15.10 a month!
There are Options for Domestic Violence Survivors
Domestic violence is a serious issue -- and health insurance should be the last thing someone has to worry about if they’re currently being or have recently been abused.
How Reinette Got Covered for 17 Cents a Month
When Reinette sat down with an in-person assister, she found out she could get help paying for health insurance.
Financial Help to the Rescue: Coverage for 22 Cents a Month
Elsie from Michigan was able to sign up for a Silver plan for just 22 cents a month!
Coverage for $5.23 a Month? Yes, Please!
Andreea from Lansing, Michigan, got covered last year for $5.23 a month!
Get Covered. Stay Covered.
You can renew your coverage starting November 15th. Here are a few steps you need to take to stay covered:
Volunteers: Field Academy is for YOU
You have a chance to learn how to help uninsured people in your community get covered!
Let the Countdown Begin!
It’s coming: Open enrollment starts in just 50 days. What does that mean for you?
Check Out These Events in Your Area!
We’re hosting a series of Health Insurance Education Summits across the country! Come find out more about how to find, use, and keep affordable health insurance.
I’m Getting a Divorce. What Happens to my Health Insurance?
If you have health coverage through your STBX’s employer then high on your list of priorities is understanding what happens to your health insurance after divorce and how you can get coverage.
Spread the Word: In-person Help is Here
Whether you’re signing up for the first time or renewing your plan, you can get in-person help with your health insurance application.
Coverage Options for Immigrant Families
Did you move to the U.S. from another country? Welcome! You should know that there are affordable health insurance options for immigrant families through the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Important Deadline for Immigrants Who Got Covered: September 5th
Some people who signed up for health insurance have received notices from HealthCare.gov asking for documents to verify their immigration status. If you received a notice, you have until September 5th to submit your documents.
Quiz: Test Your Medicaid Knowledge!
Today is the 49th anniversary of Medicaid, a program that provides free or low-cost health insurance to those who qualify. But what do you really know about Medicaid? Test your knowledge with this quiz!
Summer is a time for fun and sun, but you should also know about your new health insurance options. Did you know that some people can get free or low-cost coverage now?
When Life Hands You Lemons
If you experience a death in the family, are going through a divorce, or are losing coverage you had through a job, you could qualify to sign up for a new health insurance plan or switch your current plan.
After “I Do”
Every summer, thousands of couples tie the knot. Chances are you know someone who is getting married this year. But maybe you didn’t know that getting married could allow you to get covered.
You’re Graduating. Congrats! Now What?
If you’re losing coverage you had through school, you could qualify to sign up for health insurance!
Mother’s Day, Like Medicaid, Should Be Year Round
It’s no secret that Mothers, Mamas, and Care Givers everywhere helped ensure their families knew about the deadline to enroll in health coverage during the first open enrollment period.
Happy Mother’s Day to New Moms and Moms-to-be!
Having a baby or adopting a child is a big change in your life -- so big that you could sign up for a new health insurance plan!
Born in ’88
If you were born in 1988, you’re turning 26 this year. For those of you who are lucky enough to still be on your mom or dad’s health insurance, this is the year to strike out on your own!
It’s Not Too Late!
Great news! If you tried to sign up for health insurance by the March 31st deadline but you weren’t able to, you might still be able to get covered during the grace period.
Julie Gets Her Flu Shot Thanks to the ACA!
“The experience couldn’t have been more seamless. I was in and out of there in 15 minutes.”
Why the ACA Matters to Me
This is a guest blog from Amanda Belles, Deputy Director of Private Partnerships for Enroll America. Like many of us, Amanda has personal reasons that keep her motivated day after day. This is her story.
What Do Bar Crawls and Health Insurance Have In Common?
You may have heard that young people are getting covered in droves. To keep the momentum going, we worked with Young Invincibles and over 70 partner organizations to hold National Youth Enrollment Day the weekend of February 15th.
For Animal Lovers Only
Hey animal lovers -- we have something special for you. We partnered with the Ad Council to bring you this video -- Take Care, People.
8,000 Steps Toward Justice
Dr. King once said, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” His words hit home now more than ever -- and that’s why we chose MLK weekend to get the word out about the new health insurance options.
Mary Got Covered for the First Time in 10 Years
In my last visit to my local clinic, my doctor said he could hardly believe I was walking given the issues I’ve been having with my knees. I’m 63 years old, and I’ve been without insurance for a decade.
Did You Tune In?
Were you able to tune in for some of last week’s Tell A Friend #GetCovered event? If not, you missed out on an action-packed six hours.
A Doctor’s Advice to Young People: Getting Insured is a Good Deal
I’m a doctor. I’m not a financial advisor. But I do know one thing: getting insured is a good deal.
Honoring MLK This Weekend
"Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane." Those words from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are just as true now as when he said them so many years ago.
Tell a Friend — #GetCovered
We’ve partnered with Covered California to launch the Tell A Friend: Get Covered campaign. And you won’t want to miss the special livestream on Thursday, January 16th.
Mom Knows Best
It’s no secret that moms play an important role in keeping their children healthy. From reminding kids to eat their vegetables to making sure their adult children get covered, moms know best. Sally Gasior of Maineville, Ohio, knows this firsthand.
How a Health Care Party Helped Me Support a Friend
Recently, I signed up with MomsRising and Get Covered America to host a “Healthy Homecomings” webinar at my house to learn more about the health care exchanges and tips for helping people in my family and community get the coverage they need. And then the most amazing thing happened, we talked — really talked — about health care.
Great Coverage, Great Savings
Before the Affordable Care Act, Amy Lynn Smith of Michigan had three strikes against her when buying health insurance: living with type 2 diabetes, being a woman, and being self-employed. But with her new plan, Amy estimates she’ll save nearly $10,000 a year with a plan that covers 80 percent of her expenses.
Why Wednesday Night Tea is Out2Enroll
There’s no doubt that Wednesday Night Tea – a unique, interactive drag queen show held every Wednesday at Central Station in Shreveport, Louisiana – is known for its amazing cast of characters and non-stop entertainment. But we’re more than just a great drag show – we feel a responsibility to keep the LGBT community informed about issues that affect us, including Obamacare.
For Joe, Coverage Saved His Life
As a self-employed painter, Joe Lucas says he has always tried his best to make ends meet. Sometimes, that meant going without. Joe knew he needed to do something to cover his health costs going forward.
Covered together at last
Rita Rizzo and Lou Vincent, from Akron, Ohio, have built a comfortable life together paycheck by paycheck despite one missing piece – affordable health care. That's because they've been denied health insurance for a decade due to pre-existing conditions.
Certainty for Rebecca
Certainty. That’s what Rebecca Haug of Del Norte, CO wanted most when she went to look for a new plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Since her husband passed away in 2007, she has been working as a registered nurse, gaining and losing coverage through employers who have closed up or cut back in tough times.
For Mark and Elisabeth, “affordable” is an understatement
The new options now available through the Health Insurance Marketplace were always meant to be affordable. For Mark and Elisabeth Horst, “affordable” is an understatement.
Believe it or not: Gail #GotCovered for less than $2 a month
Gail Roach of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania had a couple of things to worry about when she retired from the job she’d held for decades at the local school district. If she wanted to continue her retirement health care option, Gail would have to pay more than $500 each month on her premium.
Listen Now – Your Questions, Answered
Last week, we teamed up with Consumer Reports to host a live, interactive telephone town hall conversation about the new health options that are available on the Health Insurance Marketplace.
What #GotCovered means for Brian and Dianna: “Relief.”
When Dianna Burke lost her job, she and her husband Brian also lost their health insurance. Although Dianna found new work, it didn’t come with benefits.
Virginia’s #GotCovered Story: Relief at Half the Price
Right now, Virginia Lindahl pays $600 each month for health insurance that barely covers the care she needs and leaves her with huge out-of-pocket costs. But because Virginia found a new plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace, all of that will change on January 1st.
How the LGBT Community Can Get Covered
We were thrilled to participate in the launch of new initiative designed to reach LGBT Americans about their health insurance opportunities, called Out2Enroll, in a kickoff briefing at the White House on Thursday, September 12.
Get the Word Out Week Recap
211 events. 15 states. 1,000+ Volunteers. Endless Stories. Gee, WOW!
Why Preventive Care Matters
Being uninsured means you often "ride out" your sicknesses, or only get treatment when things are really bad. Been there. Done that. Ugh. But wouldn't it be great to have a doctor check up on you when you're feeling relatively good, and give you advice on how to keep feeling good, or even better?
Are You Covered?
1 out of 5 Americans is uninsured. Are you one of them? If so, we get you. And we want to help you get covered
So, You Want to be a Fellow?
Apply for a fall fellowship. Learn more about what it's like to be a Get Covered Fellow -- from a fellow himself!
Young & Healthy Need Coverage Too
The world can be yours to conquer. But no one is invincible. Accidents happen every day—about 30,000 car accidents a day, to be exact. These are the kinds of things that keep your mom up at night.
How Women Benefit from the ACA
As of January 1st, being a woman will no longer be considered a pre-existing condition--thanks to the Affordable Care Act
Wham, Scam, No Thank You, Ma’am
Get Covered America is here to help. Our staff and volunteers care about connecting you to the right resources so you can understand all of your health care options, and choose a health insurance plan that’s right for you. All the details are still being determined, and every state will operate differently, but here’s what we know right now.
7 DAYS. 78 EVENTS. 26 STATES. WOWEE!
Last week, our grassroots campaign literally hit the ground running. Was it exciting? Exhausting? Exhilarating? Yes, yes, and YES! Check out some photos from Get Covered America's launch week here and on Facebook.
What Get Covered is Doing This Summer
Summer may mean vacation for some, but for Get Covered America, our work is just beginning! This week marks Get Covered America’s official launch. All summer long, our field teams are planning events in states across the country to get the word out about the opportunities that come with health care reform.
Share Your Health Care Story
Because health care IS personal. Behind the almost ginormous, anonymous curtain of nearly 50 million uninsured Americans are millions of tiny untold human stories -- which range from the heartwarming to the heartbreaking. These stories need to be told.
Happy 3rd Anniversary, ACA!
The Affordable Care Act turns 3! To commemorate the occasion, Get Covered America volunteers gathered to share stories of what health care reform means to them, and to brainstorm campaign ideas.
Get Ready to Get Covered America
On the heels of the Affordable Care Act's third anniversary, there is a historic opportunity on the horizon for 40 million uninsured Americans to gain quality health care coverage. But we're also up against some big numbers, big challenges, and a big information gap.
Sign up to learn more about your health insurance options
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