Health Care Information
Health Care State Fact Sheets
What does the Affordable Care Act (ACA) do for you as a young adult?
Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) you may be eligible to stay
on your parent’s health insurance plan or be newly enrolled in your
parent’s plan. ACA extends the time that dependents are allowed to stay
on parent plans from age 19 to age 26.
If your parents don’t have health insurance the Affordable Care
Act (ACA) gives you options. To see those options go to healthcare.gov. You can sign up right on this site for
your choice of three different plans.
• March 31, 2014: 2014 open enrollment ends
• November 15, 2014: Proposed date for 2015 open enrollment to start
• January 15, 2015: Proposed date for 2015 open enrollment to end
If you don’t have qualifying health insurance by March 31, 2014, you
will be charged a penalty. The penalty will be 1% of your yearly
income or $95.00 for the year, whichever is higher. Be aware that the
penalty increases every year you don’t have health
insurance and you have to pay 100% of any health care costs incurred
while you don’t have health insurance.
Other links of interest:
• ACA benefits for racial ethnic groups
• Additional dates of importance for the implementation of the ACA
• Another link
to the Healthcare market place and for signing up for Health Insurance
• A local Insurance Agency with
experience providing Health Insurance to young adults who are not part
of a family plan:
Garner & Glover, Company
135 E 8th Ave. Rome GA