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Signing Up for Insurance

What’s next? How do I sign up?

Open enrollment begins October 1, 2013, and ends March 31, 2014. Are you ready?

You can register and submit your application in one of three ways:

  • Online at www.healthcare.gov.
  • By mail. A paper application will be available.
  • By telephone – call 1-800-318-2596, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. TTY users should call 1-855-889-4325. Online chat is also available 24/7 at the right lower corner of each webpage at www.healthcare.gov.  
  • In person

Being prepared will make the process easier. Here’s what you need to apply:

  • Your Social Security Number
  • Employer and income information from your W-2 form, current pay stubs or your tax return
  • The policy number of any current insurance
  • A completed Employer Coverage Tool, which will be found in the Marketplace

You’ll also want to know your budget, your healthcare needs, and how coverage works.

  • Write down your questions.
  • Stay informed. There are people available to help you at www.healthcare.gov.  

After you complete your application and your information is verified, your will be notified if you are eligible for a Plan and if you are eligible for a tax credit and/or a cost sharing reduction. You can then enroll in the health plan that is right for you and meets your personal healthcare needs.