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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

The Health Insurance Marketplace

The Health Insurance Marketplace

The Health Insurance Marketplace is a tool to help you find insurance that is right for you at an affordable price. The Marketplace is part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), sometimes called "Obamacare." It will help uninsured and under-insured individuals and families find all the information they need about available health plans in one place. Most people who use the Marketplace will also qualify for tax credits, which work like discounts to lower the cost of the health plan they purchase.

 

IMPORTANT: The deadline to sign-up is March 31st, 2014. 

You can get free help from experts to sign-up and pick a plan at the following events:

 

 

Tuesday, March 25

11am-1pm

New Orleans Health Department

1300 Perdido 8th Floor, New Orleans, LA 70112

New Orleans Health Department

Thursday, March 27

11am-1pm

New Orleans Health Department

1300 Perdido 8th Floor, New Orleans, LA 70112

New Orleans Health Department

Friday, March 28

10am-1pm

New Orleans Public Library Hubbell Branch

725 Pelican Avenue, New Orleans LA 70114

Common Ground Health Clinic

 Friday, March 28

1-4 pm

St. Charles Parish East Regional Library

160 W. Campus Dr. Destrehan, LA 70047

Access Health Louisiana

 Friday, March 28

1-4 pm

St. John the Baptist Parish Central Library

2920 Hwy 51, LaPlace, LA 70068

Access Health Louisiana

Friday, March 28

1-4pm

St. Thomas Community Health Center

1936 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

St. Thomas Community Health Center

Saturday, March 29

10am-1pm

NORD Summer Camp Sign-Ups

Treme Community Center

900 N Villere St, New Orleans, LA 70116

New Orleans Health Department

Saturday, March 29

10am-2pm

St. Thomas Community Health Center

1936 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

St. Thomas Community Health Center

Saturday, March 29

10am-3pm

New Orleans East Library,
5641 Read Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70127

504HealthNet

Saturday, March 29

11am-2pm

Crowder Blvd. Church of Christ

7301 Crowder Blvd. New Orleans, 70127

ENONAC

Saturday, March 29

12-4pm

Rhema Ministries
120 Chesterfield St., in Jefferson

Rhema Ministries

Saturday, March 29

10am-3pm

Walmart SuperCenter

1901 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Tulane Medical School

504HealthNet

Sunday, March 30

12pm-3pm

Greater St. Stephen Ministries

5600 Read Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70127

Southern United Neighborhoods

NOHD

 

 

 

 

 

For a list of even more enrollment events in the Greater New Orleans Area, click here. For more information of the four events above, call 504.658.2545.

Visit the Marketplace Fact Sheet for more info.

For a clear explanation of what the marketplace provides and how it works see the Healthcare.gov video below:


What to Expect

  • Most people will interact with the Marketplace online through its website, www.healthcare.gov.
  • The Marketplace will display a range of health insurance plans in your area and allow you to pick a plan based on how much coverage you want and how much you want to pay for it.
  • All plans will have to cover check-ups, hospital care, and prescription drugs, as well as labs, maternity care, mental health care, pediatric care, rehabilitative services and vision and dental care for children.
  • If you enter some information about yourself, such as how many people are in your family and your household income, the Marketplace will also determine whether you're eligible for a tax credit to help you pay for the plan you choose. To see how large a credit you may qualify for, see the Kaiser Family Foundation              Subsidy Calculator.

Lower Costs

  • Once the Marketplace determines your credit, you can apply that credit to the plan of your choice. The credit will lower your monthly premiums and in some cases may even reduce them to $0.
  • Lower-income people will receive larger credits and higher income people will receive smaller credits. If you don't qualify for a credit, you may still qualify for free or low-cost primary and mental health care through the Greater New Orleans Community Health Connection.

How to Enroll

  • Open enrollment in Marketplace plans begins on October 1, 2013 and closes on March 31, 2014. Enroll by December 23, 2013 to make sure your coverage starts on January 1.
  • Fill out an online application at www.healthcare.gov. For those without internet access, visit your local community health center, library, or Medicaid office. You can also call a 24-hour hotline at 1-800-318-2596.
  • For face-to-face assistance, contact your local community health center, or the Health Department's Marketplace specialists at: msciardullo@nola.gov or ayaspan@nola.gov.
  • Remember that most people who do not find health insurance for 2014 will have to pay a fee on their taxes. The fee will be 1% of your income (ex: someone making $25,000/year would owe $250). There are some exceptions for low-income people, Native Americans and others.

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Last updated: 3/25/2014 9:52:51 AM

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