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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


Important Health Insurance Marketplace dates

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

  • January 15, 2022: Last day to enroll in or change plans for 2022 coverage. After this date, you can only enroll or change plans if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. 
  • January 1, 2022: Coverage begins for 2022 plans if you've enrolled by December 15th, 2021 and paid your first premium.
  • December 15, 2021: 2022 Enrollment ends for coverage that starts January 1, 2022. 
  • November 1, 2021: Open Enrollment starts for 2020 coverage
  • Do You Qualify for a Special Enrollment Period? Video 

Enroll through the Healthcare Marketplace here:

Questions about Medicare, Medicaid, & CHIP answered here:


Health Reform Hits Main Street

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

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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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