How to Get Your Health Plan Back

by Donna Gross

Health Insurance Consultants in AltantaHave you lost your health plan due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? Has your insurance agency notified you that your current plan does not meet the requirements of the ACA and therefore has to be changed AND incur a huge premium increase?

Well, no need to worry because President Barack Obama announced Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 that the administration will allow you to “keep your plan” for an additional year. You can even keep it if it doesn’t meet the ACA’s standards.

According to USA Today, the president said, “Americans whose plans have been canceled can choose to re-enroll in the same kind of plan.”

Therefore, insurance companies will be able to continue coverage on plans that are not compliant with ACA. These are the same plans that you may have previously been notified were being eliminated.

“We fumbled the rollout on this health care law,” said Obama, who also noted at one point: “I was not informed directly that the website would not be working the way it was supposed to.”

Though Obama has only put the problem off for a year, he has time to think about how to improve this law so that it can be beneficial for those being insured. During the conference, Obama assured Americans that he’s going to solve the problems and get it right as he wants the ACA to work and benefit the American people.

If you’re not sure what you need to do in order to get your plan back in force, contact us today! Just call 678-681-6555 and ask for Donna, Cynthia or Sherri, our health insurance consultants in Atlanta.

*You can stay current with healthcare reform changes at www.healthcare.gov or www.dol.gov/ebsa/healthreform/index.html.

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