The Affordable Care Act and You
The Health Insurance Marketplace: Health coverage for everyone!
Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace is November 1, 2016–January 31, 2017. The Health Insurance Marketplace is open to anyone in search of health insurance. The Marketplace provides information on health plans available in each state. You can get comprehensive information about benefits and cost to choose a plan that is right for you.Already enrolled in a health insurance plan through the Marketplace? Open Enrollment is also the time to renew your current plan or enroll in a different plan.
Get Covered: Where to go and what to know
Renew your current coverage or apply for new coverage in the Marketplace
If you are new to the Marketplace or just renewing your current coverage, there are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a plan. Having psoriasis and or psoriatic arthritis requires special consideration when shopping for health insurance. If you have high treatment costs or visit your doctor or rheumatologist often, you will likely want a plan with a higher monthly premium but lower costs for doctor’s visits and prescriptions.This plan finder tool will help you find a plan in your area and estimate monthly premiums, deductibles and out-of-pocket costs.
Help is available!
Assistance is available 24/7. Representatives will be available to assist callers in more than 150 languages, including English and Spanish. Call 1-800-318-2596 or find help in your local community. Find out if you qualify for free or low-cost coverage available through Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Medicare isn't part of the Marketplace, so if you have Medicare you are considered covered.
The Affordable Care Act helps everyone
The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, ensures that all Americans, including the 7.5 million living with psoriatic diseases, have access to affordable, quality health coverage.
Insurance companies can no longer turn you down or charge you more because of a pre-existing condition like psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis.
Health plans must cover essential health benefits that include: chronic disease management, prescription drugs, and preventive and wellness services.
You may be eligible for free preventive screenings to help you manage your health, like blood pressure and cholesterol tests and more.
Helpful links about the Marketplace
- Learn more about the Health Insurance Marketplace »
- Key dates to know »
- Medicare and the Affordable Care Act »
- Choosing a plan in the Marketplace »
- Estimate your out-of-pockets costs in the Marketplace »
Our friendly and knowledgeable staff of Patient Navigators are specially trained to assist people living with psoriatic disease. Our many services include helping people navigate the health insurance marketplace and figuring out how to afford pricey prescriptions. Contact our Patient Navigation Center today.