Monday, Dec 17, 2018
You may have heard news about a federal court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, and you may have questions about your health care. As a Health Care Navigator, we work closely with the state's Health Connector, which provided us the following information:
The decision made by a federal judge in Texas regarding the Affordable Care Act does not have any immediate impact on the Health Connector, our Open Enrollment, or your health insurance.
Current members: This decision does not impact your current coverage, and does not impact your coverage for next year. Remember, if you want to stay in your current plan for 2019, you need to pay your premium by next Sunday, December 23. If you are thinking about switching plans, you have until next Sunday to do so for January coverage.
Applicants: This decision has no impact on Health Connector coverage you may want for 2019, and we encourage you to enroll by next Sunday, December 23, so you will have health insurance starting January 1.
We will be keeping a very close eye on developments in this case. We should note the White House acknowledged the ACA is still in place. There will be no immediate change in our rules or the law, and we encourage you to stay in your coverage or get covered.