How to sign up? First, check out AARP’s web tool — HealthLawAnswers.org — which provides a quick and easy way to get customized information based on where you live, your gender, your family size, and your income and insurance status. Answering just seven simple questions generates a report about what benefits may be available to you and your family and where to find more information.
Next, visit the HealthCare.gov website or call a 24-hour hotline at 800-318-2596 to compare plans and determine what works best for you and your family. Whichever plan you choose, add this to your peace of mind: The health care law requires all plans to meet a certain level of coverage; you can’t be denied coverage if you have a pre-existing condition or dropped from a plan if you get sick; your plan can’t put dollar limits on your care; you get free preventive care including diabetes and cholesterol screenings, mammograms and immunizations; and, young adults can stay on their parents’ family plan until they turn 26.
At AARP, we take our role of providing folks with simple, clear-language information about the health care law and what it means for them very seriously. I hope you’ll take your role as a savvy consumer seriously, and sign up for the coverage that works best for you by the March 31 deadline.