Consumers encouraged to work with a local agent starting November 15
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas – With less than a week until open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (“ACA” or Obamacare), HealthMarkets Insurance Agency is offering a free re-enrollment service designed to help Americans get the right coverage and financial assistance in 2015.
The 8 million Americans currently covered under an ACA plan face the possibility of receiving the wrong subsidy amount for the coming year or losing financial assistance altogether if they are automatically re-enrolled by the government, which could result in significantly higher monthly out-of-pocket costs. HealthMarkets, a leading independent health insurance marketplace, aims to help consumers navigate the intricacies of the ACA by walking them through the re-enrollment process step by step with personalized help either on the phone or in-person from more than 3,000 licensed local insurance agents nationwide – all at no cost.
“We believe consumers who enrolled in health plans through the ACA in 2014 will face some challenges during re-enrollment,” said Ken Fasola, president and CEO of HealthMarkets. “We’re here to make a potentially scary and complex process easier by working with consumers side by side so they can better understand their options and make informed choices for themselves and their families.”
HealthMarkets agents are available to answer consumer questions about the ACA; help people compare plans from existing and new carriers on the exchange; provide information that can assist consumers in calculating subsidies; and help consumers find a health plan that meets their unique circumstances. It is the only private health insurance marketplace offering a free re-enrollment service to customers and non-customers alike.
Consumers can access the help center by visiting HealthMarkets.com, calling (800) 304-3414 or meeting with a HealthMarkets agent to walk through the re-enrollment process between November 15 and December 15, 2014 for coverage starting January 1, 2015. Those looking to get a head start can call HealthMarkets now to schedule a callback after open enrollment begins on November 15.
Additional re-enrollment resources are available here.
Michael Z. Stahl
About HealthMarkets Insurance Agency
HealthMarkets Insurance Agency, a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of HealthMarkets, Inc., is the d/b/a or assumed name of Insphere Insurance Solutions, Inc. Licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and representing more than 200 branded insurance companies, HealthMarkets offers consumers a “one-stop” shopping experience for health insurance, combining around-the-clock phone and online assistance with the personal approach of more than 3,000 licensed, local agents nationwide. It is a leading private health insurance marketplace offering multi-channel flexibility for individuals, families and small businesses. For more information, please visit HealthMarkets.com.
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