Affordable Care Act Help at Gold Coast


Local Resources:


New York State of Health Marketplace:
https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov/
Compare health plan options and apply for assistance that could lower the cost of health coverage. Individuals and families may also qualify for free or low-cost coverage from Medicaid or Child Health Plus through the Marketplace. Anyone who needs health coverage can apply.
New York State of Health Customer Service Line: 855-355-5777
Hours of Operation:    Monday - Friday 8am-8pm
                                   Saturday - 9am-1pm

 

Tax Credit & Premium Estimator:
http://www.healthbenefitexchange.ny.gov/PremiumEstimator
Estimate the amount you would pay toward a health plan after the application of any advance tax credits to which you may be eligible. Your estimated advance tax credit is paid directly to your health plan by the federal government. You only pay your portion of the premium.


Lead organizations:

The state has designated three lead organizations to help Long Islanders navigate the exchange. For information or to find out when and where you can meet with someone from the three lead organizations who will help you enroll, contact:

 

Navigators:

Navigators, from the lead organizations, will be available to provide in-person assistance throughout Nassau County to help you understand coverage options and to enroll in plans.

 

The Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council Navigator Office:

http://www.coverage4healthcare.com/

 

Health Care After 2014:

Click here to find out how the Affordable Care Act will affect you.


Long Island Region Fact Sheet:

Click here to find out who is eligible, the qualified health plans, individual and small business marketplace starting monthly premiums and additional information.

Fast Facts from New York State of Health Marketplace:

Click here to find out basic information about the marketplace and purchasing healthcare coverage through it.


National Resources:


AARP - Health Law Fact Sheets:
http://www.aarp.org/health/health-care-reform/health_reform_factsheets/
Get the facts about the Affordable Care Act with these educational fact sheets. Many of these resources are also available in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Tagalog.

 

National Immigration Law Center -- Immigrants and the Affordable Care Act:
http://www.nilc.org/immigrantshcr.html
Explains the benefits and requirements of the ACA by status:
- Naturalized Citizens
- Lawfully Present Immigrants
- Undocumented Immigrants


Small Business & the Affordable Care Act:
http://business.usa.gov/healthcare
Streamlined tool to help business owners understand what they need to know about new insurance options and other health care changes as well as find health care-related resources relevant to business.

 

USA.gov - Health Insurance:
http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/Health/HealthInsurance.shtml
USA.gov's Health Insurance page includes: A brief overview on health insurance and the Affordable Care Act. Key dates for enrollment and coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Publications to provide more information. For information in Spanish, click on Espanol in the top right corner

 

Consumer Reports - Health Law Helper:

https://www.healthlawhelper.org/

A tool to help individuals learn their insurance options.


IRS - Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions:

Click here to get information for individuals and business owners regarding tax implications of the Affordable Care Act.

 

Department of Labor:

Click here for Affordable Care Act Regulations and Guidance.

 

Opposing Viewpoints in Context:

http://www.goldcoastlibrary.org/research-tools/databases/issues

A one-stop source for information on today's hottest social issues, the database features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to websites.

 

For a printer-friendly version of this page, click here.