League of Women Voters Of Louisiana Release “Insurance Basics”

NEW ORLEANS – The League of Women Voters® of Louisiana (LWVLA), a Champion for Coverage Affordable Care Act (ACA) partner, has prepared a two-page summary of helpful information including insurance enrollment deadlines, benefits of health insurance, information needed to enroll, renewal steps, current federal poverty income levels, insurance coverage options and free local resources.

         In compiling this information, the League wanted to provide consumers and organizations with up-to-date and accurate information that will help people get the information they need in order to obtain health insurance. “There are organizations and individuals providing free assistance to consumers,” Sandra Slifer, President, LWVLA, said. “Certified navigators, application coordinators, insurance agents, and brokers are part of the wide network helping consumers in Louisiana get insurance in the Health Insurance Marketplace. We know there are a lot of other activities competing for people’s time during the holidays, but helping people to get covered is certainly one of our main objectives.”

         According to Enroll America, there are approximately 759,792 individuals without health insurance in Louisiana. Many of the uninsured are eligible for subsidy assistance in the Health Insurance Marketplace. For instance, an individual whose annual income is between $11,670 and $46,680 or a family of four with an annual income between $23,850 and $95,400 may receive subsidy assistance under the ACA.

         Open enrollment began on Nov. 15, 2014 and will continue through Feb. 15, 2015.

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