The path to your current location in our website is:

ACA Resource Links to Information

http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Regulations-and-Guidance.htmlAs you consider how to address your community’s information needs regarding the Affordable Care Act, you may find the free information tools useful at www.webjunction.org/explore-topics/ehealth.html. The resources were funded by a grant to OCLC’s WebJunction from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

For additional information and background on ACA, visit ala.org/tools/affordable-care-act.

Also available to you are some helpful brochures listed here as .pdf files you can access, open and print.

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT INFORMATION

Current as of 8/30/2013

compiled by New Jersey State Library Reference Services

Key Points:

New Jersey has decided to use the Federally-facilitated Marketplace. (Same in Pennsylvania)

Individuals wanting to explore coverage options will go to Healthcare.gov to find information and enroll. The site is called the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Enrolling

Enrollment period is October 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014.

If you enroll by December 15th 2013, insurance goes into effect on January 1, 2014.

Thereafter, enrollment will be yearly from October 15 to December 7.

Getting Ready to Enroll:

https://www.healthcare.gov/how-can-i-get-ready-to-enroll-in-the-marketplace/

Checklist of what you will need to apply:

https://www.healthcare.gov/downloads/MarketplaceApp_Checklist_Generic.pdf

Four steps to enroll:

1. Create Account

2. Apply – need information about income and family members (see checklist).

3. Pick plan – compare qualified health plans

4. Enroll

There is a toll-free hotline for assistance – 1-800-318-2596, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

(TTY: 1-855-889-4325)

Help available in English and 150 other languages. 

Healthcare.gov has a Live Chat button on screen.

Finding In-Person Help

NJ Centers offering enrollment assistance:

http://www.hrsa.gov/about/news/2013tables/outreachandenrollment/nj.html

Navigators provide assistance to people signing up for insurance both online and in print. To see navigators by state:

http://www.cms.gov/cciio/index.html

Definition of navigators, certified application counselors:

http://www.cms.gov/CCIIO/Programs-and-Initiatives/Health-Insurance-Marketplaces/assistance.html

 

Note: As of September 5, 2013, there is not yet a list of Certified Application Counselors available

General Information

How does the health care law protect me:

https://www.healthcare.gov/how-does-the-health-care-law-protect-me/

Timeline of ACA law:

https://www.healthcare.gov/timeline-of-the-health-care-law/

MedlinePlus Insurance (frequent updates on ACA)

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthinsurance.html

Medicaid

The Affordable Care Act includes an expansion of Medicaid. Not every state is participating in the expansion of Medicaid. New Jersey is participating.

Medicaid enrollment will be coordinated with health care enrollment so individuals who qualify for Medicaid will be directed to information about it within the Heathcare.gov site.

Status of State Action on the Medicaid Expansion Decision (Kaiser Family Foundation):

http://kff.org/medicaid/state-indicator/state-activity-around-expanding-medicaid-under-the-affordable-care-act/

 

For questions about New Jersey Medicaid, call 1-800-356-1561.

NJ Medicaid offices by county:

http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dfd/programs/njsnap/cwa/

 

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