Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment the Focus of December’s Policy Snapshot

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The Center's December 2014 Policy Snapshot, Open Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace: Guide for Consumers, provides information about available plans, covered health benefits, enrollment help and more.

Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment efforts are in full swing in Ohio. The open enrollment period for coverage purchased through the federally-facilitated Health Insurance Marketplace began Nov. 15, 2014 and continues through Feb. 15, 2014. Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment activities are aimed at signing more eligible individuals up for health coverage and decreasing the ranks of the uninsured.

Health insurance marketplaces allow consumers to make comparisons among available health insurance plans to determine the best fit for themselves and their families. Through marketplaces, consumers are able to apply for and enroll in an insurance plan as well as determine whether they are eligible for tax credits and reduced cost sharing for health insurance.

The Center's December 2014 Policy Snapshot, Open Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace: Guide for Consumers, provides information about available plans, covered health benefits, enrollment help and more.

To browse related information and resources cited in this publication, visit The Center's Marketplace Coverage Pinterest board.

A full list of The Center's publications can be found on the website along with a wide range of resources covering a variety of health policy issues.

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With a rich history as the Northeast Ohio hospital association, dating back to 1916, The Center for Health Affairs serves as the collective voice of hospitals and the source for Northeast Ohio hospital and healthcare information. As the leading advocate for Northeast Ohio hospitals, The Center aims to enhance the effectiveness of the healthcare community and the health of the communities it serves by providing expertise, resources and solutions to address the challenges faced by the region’s healthcare providers. The Center’s efforts focus on areas that benefit member hospitals from a regional approach, including healthcare workforce; emergency preparedness; public policy and advocacy; finance and reimbursement; and community initiatives. And because of its business affiliation with CHAMPS Healthcare, The Center has the resources to provide a broad level of professional services to its members. The Center, located in downtown Cleveland, is proud to advocate on behalf of 34 acute-care hospitals and two long-term acute-care hospitals in six counties. The Center for Health Affairs is honored to be named as one of The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Top Workplaces in 2014 and to ERC’s Northcoast99 List in 2003, 2004, 2010, 2012 and 2014. For more, visit chanet.org.

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