Are you or a family member looking to renew or enroll in a health insurance plan through the Affordable Care Act marketplaces for 2019? The Kaiser Family Foundation has updated its Health Insurance Marketplace Calculator for 2019. Read KFF’s notice below about this useful tool, available in English and Spanish, and use the embedded calculator below to get started.
KFF’s Health Insurance Marketplace Calculator now includes local data on the 2019 health plans being sold through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces during the 2019 open enrollment period.
With the tool, consumers around the nation can generate estimates of their health insurance premiums and what financial help may be available—based on household income, family size, ages of family members, and zip code—for ACA marketplace plans sold in their local area. The calculator also helps consumers determine whether they could be eligible for Medicaid. A Spanish-language version of the calculator is also available.
In addition to the updated calculator, KFF offers a searchable collection of more than 300 Frequently Asked Questions about open enrollment, the marketplaces and the ACA. The FAQs cover a wide range of topics including eligibility for subsidies, requirements for health coverage and information about health plans offered through state ACA marketplaces. The updated collection now addresses the 2019 repeal of the individual mandate tax penalty and includes a new section on short-term health insurance policies. More than 150 of the FAQs in the collection are also available in Spanish.
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