Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Element Associates, but all opinions and thoughts are my own.
Health insurance is one of the most important items you can purchase for your family. I still remember our time as a young family, struggling to just pay the electric bill, and figuring out if we had chosen a health insurance that was not only great for our family, but was financial responsible for our budget. The Ad Council and Get Covered America are working to to raise awareness about the new coverage options available through the Health Insurance Marketplace and the financial assistance available. I’m so excited to help increase this awareness and guess what? You can help too!
Did you know that more than half of the uninsured could find insurance for less than $100 per month (under $50 for people under 35)? Did you also know that while the Health Insurance Marketplaces don’t open until November 15th, certain “qualifying life events” (like getting married, having a baby, adopting a child, moving, losing your current health insurance, and more) could allow you to get covered now? This is such a blessing for young families or those freshly out of college that are currently looking for a work position.
How can you help? Join Enza from Enza’s Bargains, Dana LaRue from Broke Ass Bride and me for an informative, educational and fun twitter party on June 25th from 1 to 2pmEST. We’ll be under the hashtag #TakeCareChat, so join us there and get ready to learn.
Looking for more information on the Health Insurance Marketplace? Here are some quick facts for you:
Am I eligible to enroll now?
Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) remain available to everyone eligible throughout the year. People can enroll in a Marketplace plan if they’ve had a “qualifying life event” — meaning they’ve gotten married, had a baby, adopted a child, moved residences outside their coverage area, gained citizenship, left incarceration, or lost their health coverage. In most cases, once such an event occurs, a person has a 60-day window to get coverage.
More information about healthcare for newlyweds: https://www.
More information about healthcare for new and expecting parents: https://www.
How do you enroll? Visit GetCoveredAmeric
What if I can’t afford health insurance? Financial help is available. In fact, over half of Americans under 35 could get covered for under $50 a month! Use the “Get Covered Calculator” to see how much help you could qualify for to cover your monthly insurance cost. http://www.
What if I need help? If you get stumped with your application, no worries! Local help is available. Use our Get Covered America 101 page (http://www.getcoveredamerica.