What are these exchanges and what does all of that mean? We’ve got you covered in another post found here.
So, how do you sign up for ACA and start shopping for your heath insurance? It’s pretty easy.
The steps below represent how to sign up for federally run health care exchanges. There are 17 states that are running their own exchanges: California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. Click on the state names to be taken to each state’s exchange.
For all other states you can:
1) Visit www.healthcare.gov and click “Apply Now”
2) Select your state and click “Apply Now”
3) You may run in to a slight delay here as traffic volume seems to be pretty intense. But you will be directed to a screen asking you to wait until they can get you into the exchange. You will then be directed to a new screen and will be asked to fill out your contact information, create a username/password and come up with some security questions.
4) You will then receive an email to verify your email address. You may not move on to the next step until you click on the link in the email.
5) Great! Your account is now set up and you can start shopping around.
6) You will be directed to your main account page, where you can start comparing plans and see what you’re eligible for. This will now be your homepage whenever you come to log in to your account. Click on the “Apply and shop for individuals and/or my family.”
7) The system will then ask you questions about you and your family members and show you the insurance options that fit your needs.
Have you signed up yet? What did you think? Let us know below!