By now most of you have heard that families couldn’t get on the website to enroll in healthcare. The Marketplace will also help families with costs or if they're eligible for Medicaid. However, things are getting better and most of the glitches are gone. In addition, there are other ways besides the website for families to enroll.
*The deadline to enroll is 12/23/13 (just extended from 12/15) for coverage that will be effective 1/1/14.*
What families can do:
Families can apply by phone, online, in person with the help of an assistor, or mail a paper application.
1. phone (800) 318-2596 24/7
3. find help in person https://localhelp.healthcare.gov/
4. paper application http://marketplace.cms.gov/getofficialresources/publications-and-articles/marketplace-application-for-family.pdf
Family caregivers can have more peace of mind knowing that their child with special needs, as well as all family members, are all covered by insurance in the New Year.
The main website where all of this information can be found is https://www.healthcare.gov/