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Affordable Care Act Changes in Insurance

Please visit www.healthcare.gov or call (800) 318-2596 to consider options and enroll in a Marketplace plan. It is important that you use this time to carefully consider all of your options. Please also watch the archived video versions of MSAA's free webinar series on ACA.

ACA WEBINARS - learn more and register

ACA AND MS BROCHURE – order or download your copy today

ACA CHANGES IN MEDICARE - learn more

ACA CHANGES IN NON-MEDICARE INSURANCE - learn more


Questions about how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will affect Medicare, the new insurance Marketplace, and the multiple sclerosis (MS) community?

MSAA will be holding live webinars this fall to answer your questions and to provide understandable explanations of how these upcoming changes will impact your healthcare needs.

WEBINAR 1:

Understanding Medicare in the New Era

October 15, 2013 - 8:00 - 9:00 PM ET

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will enact sweeping changes in healthcare reform and significantly impact the multiple sclerosis (MS) community, including those who already receive Medicare.

With open enrollment for 2014 running October 15th to December 7th, individuals with MS and their family members need to get the facts now!

Join Medicare expert Katherine Fitzpatrick and MSAA Client Services Manager Margaret Weisser as they provide an understandable explanation of the new rules of Medicare under the ACA.

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WEBINAR 2:

The New Insurance Marketplace and MS

November 19, 2013 - 8:00 - 9:00 PM ET

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will enact sweeping changes in healthcare reform and significantly impact the multiple sclerosis (MS) community, including those who are looking to enroll in the new private insurance Marketplace.

Join Kent Rogers, MBA (Blue Fin Group) and MSAA Client Services Manager Margaret Weisser as they provide an understandable explanation of the new Marketplace and the process of selecting private insurance.

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ACA Changes in Medicare

This section lists the four parts of Medicare and explains how the ACA will help individuals save money with preventative services and prescriptions. More detailed information is provided on Medicare Parts C and D, including specific changes to the "donut hole." A helpful glossary of healthcare terms is also included.

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Please note Medicare open enrollment for plan year 2014 runs October 15th-December 7th and plans will go into effect on January 1st. If you are happy with your current Medicare plan then you do not need to take any action, but please be sure to double check your plan’s drug formulary as covered medications can change from year to year.


ACA Changes in Non-Medicare Insurance

This section provides some basic information on the ACA changes to non-Medicare insurance, which includes private insurance, Medicaid, and CHIP. In 2014, non-Medicare insurance coverage will be obtained through one centralized platform called the Health Insurance Marketplace. Open enrollment began on October 1, 2013. Important questions and tips for comparing insurance plans, along with a helpful glossary of healthcare terms, are included.

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Si necesita ayuda para obtener seguro de salud, visite el nuevo sitio web del gobierno para personas que hablan español: https://www.cuidadodesalud.gov/es/

Last Updated on Friday, 20 December 2013 12:22