Health insurance has never been more accessible to Alaska’s more than 737,000 residents. Throughout 2018’s Open Enrollment Period, 18,313 Alaskans enrolled in an Affordable Care Act plan.
You don’t have to be one of the 16 percent of Alaskans under 65 who don’t have health coverage.
Dispelling Alaska Health Insurance Marketplace Myths
- Myth #1: I can pick up insurance when I get sick. Enrollment in individual health plans occur during the Open Enrollment Period (OEP). But there is one exception. People who experience a special qualifying event, such as the birth of a child or loss of employer coverage, can enroll in a plan on the healthcare marketplace under a Special Enrollment Period (SEP).
- Myth #2: Only the lowest income individuals can get subsidies to defer the cost of coverage. In 2018, 91 percent of Alaskans who selected an insurance plan from the marketplace received financial assistance that lowered their monthly premiums.
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