Date(s) - 01/01/2022 - 01/15/2022
The Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Open Enrollment deadline is fast approaching – New Hampshire residents have until Saturday, January 15th to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace. If someone misses the Open Enrollment period, they may not be able to get coverage again until 2023. The New Hampshire Navigator program encourages residents to enroll as soon as possible to take advantage of Marketplace coverage that, in most cases, is priced lower than it has been in several years.
The Marketplace is offered to anyone who is not eligible for insurance through Medicare, Medicaid, or employer-based insurance. Enrollment is already up nationally at an all-time high with 13.6 million people getting much needed health coverage. Changes from the American Rescue Plan are making it much easier for New Hampshire residents to get affordable coverage. In fact, the number of consumers getting coverage for $10 or less per month after tax credits has nearly doubled. Even most high-income earners will now be able to qualify for the lower-cost plans.
Consumers enrolling in a plan on HealthCare.gov are guaranteed to receive comprehensive coverage, with no pre-existing condition exclusions or markups. All plans cover essential benefits, including doctor and hospital visits, prescription drugs, mental health treatment, and maternity care. In addition, consumers receive free preventive care services, such as immunizations and health screenings. Testing and treatment of COVID-19 are considered essential health benefits and are covered by all HealthCare.gov plans.
Residents can reach NH Navigator by calling (603) 931-3858 or by going to the website at www.acanavigator.com.