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Information about the Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Marketplace

Your New Health Insurance

What is the Affordable Care Act?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a new law that requires everyone to have health insurance by March 2014. 

  • There are new health insurance options for the uninsured to choose from starting October, 1 2013 via the Health Insurance Marketplace

How the ACA will affect South Dakota Residents  -From the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - updated September 25, 2015

Important Health Insurance Marketplace dates

You can generally buy Marketplace health insurance only during the annual Open Enrollment period. Upcoming dates to know:

  • January 1, 2015: Coverage begins for 2018 plans
  • December 15, 2017: 2015 Open Enrollment ends
  • November 1, 2017: Open Enrollment starts for 2018 coverage
  • Do You Qualify for a Special Enrollment Period? Video 

Enroll through the Healthcare Marketplace here:

Questions about Meidicare, Medicaid, & CHIP answered here:

Health Reform Hits Main Street

An animated video explaining the health reform law created by the Kaiser Family Foundation. (2010)

Subject Guide

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Shelie Vacek
Wegner Health Science Information Center

Protecting Yourself from Fraud

Native Health

Materials to assist American Indians and Alaska Natives in understanding their rights and new opportunities under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA). 

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