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Health and Wellness Resources

Concerned about health issues? Need to find a local doctor? Or do you want to check out the latest medical research information? Use this guide to answer those and many more health related questions.

Subject Guide

Helpful Websites

Affordable Care Act Guide

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
    Documents and/or information needed 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.

     

Important Dates

Important enrollment information:

You can enroll in or change 2018 Marketplace health insurance right now. The 2018 Open Enrollment Period runs from November 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017.

IMPORTANT: 2018 Open Enrollment is shorter than in previous years

It's important to act quickly. If you don't act by December 15, you can't get 2018 coverage unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. Plans sold during Open Enrollment start January 1, 2018.

  • November 1, 2017: Open Enrollment started — first day to enroll, re-enroll, or change a 2018 insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace
  • December 15, 2017: Last day to enroll in or change plans for 2018 coverage. After this date, you can enroll or change plans only if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.
  • January 1, 2018: 2018 coverage starts, if premium paid

Video Tutorials

Health Insurance Explained: The YouToons have it Covered:  https://kff.org/health-reform/video/health-insurance-explained-youtoons/

El seguro de salud, explicado: ¡los YouToons lo tienen cubierto! :   https://kff.org/health-reform/video/el-seguro-de-salud-explicado/