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    The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, will give people new choices for health insurance.

    The law creates a way for uninsured people to shop for a plan that works for themselves and their family. People with insurance can also consider some of these new plans.

    The next enrollment period is scheduled for November 15, 2014 through February 15, 2015.  Residents eligible for state assistance through AHCCCS are able to enroll at any time. 

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    Where to Start:

    You can also sign up online or get more information at https://www.healthcare.gov

    If you are looking for Medicaid/AHCCCS options start here...

    A person can get help with insurance questions in more than 180 different languages by calling the Federal Help Center at 1 (800) 318-2596.

    Key Dates

    Open enrollment starts for the marketplace November 15 and ends on February 15, 2015. Medicaid/AHCCCS is available throughout the year.

    Key Dates for the Health Insurance Marketplace (English / Spanish)

    Next Enrollment Enrollment and Payment Deadlines
    November 2014  November 15 - Open enrollment kickoff
    • 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. located at Grace Temple Church (1020 E. 31st St.)
    • 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. located at HOPE Inc. (1200 N. Country Club Rd.)
    • 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. located at HOPE Inc. (Grant Rd. west of I-10)
    • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. located at TMC El Dorado Campus (1400 N. Wilmot Rd.)
       November 19 - Campus Blitz
    • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. located at PCC Downtown Campus (1255 N. Stone Ave.)
     December 2014   December 6 - Enrollment Event at El Rio
    • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. located at Congress Clinic (839 W. Congress St.)
       December 13 - Enrollment Events
    • 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. located at Los Ranchitos Family Center (2054 E. Ginter Rd.)
    • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. located at TMC El Dorado Campus (1400 N. Wilmot Rd.)
       December 20 - Higher Ground Enrollment Event @ Holiday Celebration
    • 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. located at Higher Ground Resource Center (101 W. 44th St.)
     January 2015  January 10 - BEYOND
    • 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Health Care Pavilion at Armory Park
       January 17 - TMC Enrollment Events
    • 9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. located at TMC El Dorado Campus (1400 N. Wilmot Rd.)
       January 31 - TMC Enrollment Events
    • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. located at TMC El Dorado Campus (1400 N. Wilmot Rd.)
     February 2015  February 14 - TMC Enrollment Events
    • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. located at TMC El Dorado Campus (1400 N. Wilmot Rd.)

    Get ready for the next enrollment period November 2014

      A person can get help signing up in over 180 different languages by calling the Federal Help Center at 1-800-318-2596. Operators are available  24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help with questions about the new law.
      You can also sign up online or get more information at https://www.healthcare.gov

    There are a few other steps you can take to get ready now:none

    Información en español:
    • Explore current options. You may be able to get coverage now through existing programs. Visit HealthCare.gov to learn more about health insurance for adults up to age 26 and programs for people and children in families with limited incomes.
    • Learn about different types of health coverage. Through the Marketplace, you'll be able to choose a health plan that gives you the right balance of costs and coverage. You can be better prepared if you understand the types of coverage you'll choose from.
    • Make a list of questions you have before it's time to choose your health plan. For example: "Can I stay with my current doctor?" or "Will this plan cover my health costs when I'm traveling?"
    • Make sure you understand how insurance works. You'll want to consider things like premiums, deductibles, out-of-pocket maximums, copayments and coinsurance when exploring your options. Visit HealthCare.gov to learn more about how insurance works.
    • Gather basic information about your household income. Most people using the Marketplace will qualify to save money. To find out how much you're eligible for, you'll need income information like the kind you get on your W-2, pay stubs or tax returns.
    • Set your budget. There will be different types of health plans to meet a variety of needs and budgets. You'll need to figure out how much you want to spend on premiums each month.
    • Ask your employer if it plans to offer health insurance. If not, you may need to research insurance options through the Marketplace or from other sources.


    Source: United States Department of Health & Human Services

    Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP)

    The Small Business Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace helps small businesses provide health coverage to their employees.

    The SHOP Marketplace is open to employers with 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees (FTEs). This includes non-profit organizations.

    Learn more about SHOP

    Local Help

    These are the local partners for health insurance enrollment. 

     Carondelet Health Network  Pan Asian Community  Alliance  Sun Life Family Health Center, Inc. 
     Cope Community Services, Inc.  Pascua Yaqui Tribe of  Arizona  The University Of Arizona, Campus  Health Service
     El Rio Community Health Center  Pima Community Access  Program  Tucson Hispanic Chamber of  Commerce
     Hope Inc.  Pima County Health  Department  Tucson Medical Center
     International Rescue Committee  PIMA COUNTY ONESTOP  United Community Health Center  Inc.
     Kino One Stop Career Center  Saguaro Surgical  United Way of Tucson and Southern  Arizona
     La Frontera Center, Inc.  SEIU AZ Local 48  Women’s Health Coalition
     Northwest Hospital LLC dba Northwest  Medical Center  St. Elizabeth's Health  Center Inc.  

     

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