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Helpful Websites

 

Contact Information

1-800-318-2596

TTY: 1-855-889-4325

 

Need assistance in Spanish? Call the ACA Navigator Helpline at 210-362-5254.

 

Questions about the Marketplace for employers with 50 employees or less:

1-800-706-7893

TTY: 1-800-706-7915

 

Appointments for Market Place Navigator assistance can be made by calling:

210-362-5254

Or toll free: 1-800-960-5201

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The  most important sites to remember. 

  • Healthcare.Gov
    The "Go-To" website for information about the Affordable Care Act. This is the official government website and all current information, updates, and news can be found here. There is also a place to supply your email address and have news and updates about the Affordable Care Act sent to you directly.
     
  • Cuidado De Salud
    The Spanish language version of Healthcare.gov
      
     

    CentroMed Marketplace Assistance

    The CentroMed organizarion is offering in person assistance (by appointment) with Marketplace applications. Paper applications are available at clinic sites.

    CentroMed- 210-922-7000

    The in person assistance will be offered at the following locations:

    CentroMed Southside Clinic: 3750 Commercial Avenue

    CentroMed Palo Alto Clinic: 9011 Poteet Jourdanton Freeway

    CentroMed South Park Clinic: 6315  S. Zarzamora

    CentroMed City Base Clinic: 3127 S.E. Military Drive

    CentroMed Walzem Clinic: 5542 Walzem Road

    CentroMed County Line Clinic: 1034 W. County Line Road, New Braunfels. TX

    Wesley Clinic: 1406 Fitch Street 


    Documents and/or information to bring if you want to enroll . . .

    Social Security Numbers

    Dates of Birth

    Permanent Resident Card or  other legal documents

    Employer name, address, and phone

    2012 income tax returns

    Check stubs for one month

    Other income information such as award letters, etc.

    Health insurance cards- if any

    E-mail user name and password.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Affordable Care Act Assistance at BiblioTech

    Starting Wednesday, November 13th, 2013, and continuing through March, 2014, assistance with the Affordable Care Act will be offered at BiblioTech every Wednesday and Friday (excluding Bexar County holidays) from 12:00pm - 8:00pm.

    This event is hosted by Bexar County's Department of Community Resources. Certified staff are available to assist you with the enrollment process.

    What you will need:

    Social Security Cards or document numbers for legal immigrants

    Employer and income verification (pay stubs or W-2 wage and tax statements)

    Policy numbers for any current health insurance plans you may have

    For more information, please call (210) 631-0180 or visit

     http://bexarhealthmarketplace.org

     

     

     

    Helpful Videos

    • Health Insurance Marketplace- Application
      This video introduces an interactive online application process for health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace on HealthCare.gov. Images of computer screens from the application appear while a narrator explains the content of each screen. The video concludes with a printable summary of the application and an explanation of what benefits will be received.

    • Health Insurance Marketplace-Enrollment.
      This video introduces the Marketplace enrollment process for health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace on HealthCare.gov. Using the same individual from the Marketplace Application video as an example, the scenario continues, as the individual follows step-by-step instructions on how to find and enroll in a health plan. Images of computer screens from the Marketplace enrollment process unfold and a narrator explains the content of each screen. The video ends with completion of all enrollment steps, and how to contact the health plan to submit payment.

    • Kaiser Family Foundation Video
      An informational video put out by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The video features the YouToons as they navigate the Affordable Care Act. The video is available in Spanish.
    • Overview of the Health Insurance Marketplace
      This video provides a 45 minute overview of the Health Insurance Marketplace.

    Important Dates

    October 1, 2013:  Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace begins.

    December 23, 2013: Must enroll by this date for coverage to be effective January 2014.

    March 31, 2014: Open enrollment in the Health Care Marketplace closes.

    Though March 31 was the last day officially to sign up, millions of people are potentially eligible for extensions granted by the administration.

     

    Those include people who had begun enrolling by the deadline but didn't finish, perhaps because of errors, missing information or website glitches. The government says it will accept paper applications until April 7 and take as much time as necessary to handle unfinished cases on HealthCare.gov. Rules may vary in states running their own insurance marketplaces.

     

    The administration is also offering special extensions to make up for all sorts of problems that might have kept people from getting enrolled on time: Natural disasters. Domestic abuse. Website malfunctions. Errors by insurance companies. Mistakes by application counselors.

     

    To seek a special enrollment period, contact the federal call center, at 1-855-889-4325, or the state marketplace and explain what happened. It's on the honor system. If the extension is approved, that brings another 60 days to enroll.

        
       

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      Forms

      • Marketplace Forms
        Click “Get Official Resources”.

        Click “Publications and Articles”.

        See “Marketplace Consumer Application”.

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