ACA, also known as Obamacare, took effect in 2010 and is aimed at improving healthcare within the U.S. The ACA widens healthcare coverage, as well as protects existing health insurance policy holders.
The ACA has many health benefits, including:
- Allowing young adults to stay on their parents plan until they are 26 years old.
- Those with a pre-existing condition may not be denied health coverage by insurance companies.
- Insurance companies will not be allowed to cancel coverage if people get sick.
- Out of pocket costs will be covered for preventative screening services like mammograms and colonoscopies.
You typically have to wait until an enrollment opens in order to sign up for ACA. But, under certain circumstances, you may be allowed a special enrollment period.
Who is allowed a special enrollment period for ACA?
Listen in as President of Government Relations for GTL, Marianne Eterno, shares everything you need to know about special enrollment periods for ACA.