You may have wondered how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will affect your current health insurance plan, or whether you might be able to afford a plan for the first time through a new financial assistance program created under the law. There is a mountain of information available from a variety of sources, but who has time to sift through all of the publications, and which ones provide the most accurate and up-to-date information? You might think that you don’t have to do anything until January 2014 when the ACA goes into full force, but there are several steps you need to take now to prepare for life under the Affordable Care Act.
I’ve compiled some information for you after reading articles, technical releases, state guides, insurance company publications, etc. This information and the noted web sites contained herein may help answer some of your questions about the ACA. The ACA aims to expand health care coverage through a series of provisions that generally go into effect on January 1, 2014: (more…)