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Where to Get Healthcare.Gov Help in Page, Tuba City

December 05
13:56 2013

MedicalFormsIf you are still struggling with the Healthcare.gov situation, there is help in the Page and Tuba City areas. Despite the recent skepticism about the healthcare.gov site, officials have declared the site to be working smoothly for the vast majority of users. The government said the website had a surge of visitors on December 2 — around 375,000 simultaneous users — prompting it to use its new queuing system that sends an email to people when the site’s capacity (now said to be at 50,000) is exceeded.

But is it Really Working?

With much trepidation, Lake Powell Life staff visited the site and found the site itself has a clear, user-friendly layout and is relatively easy to navigate. The site is not a quagmire of small type and tables to sort through. Expect to spend considerable time entering your account information, including family income and citizenship status. For application help, see resources below.

The Kaiser Cost and Savings Calculator

The calculator located on the healthcare.gov site provides a rough estimate of costs for insurance. It will give you an idea of what someone with circumstances like yours could pay for Marketplace insurance in 2014. Here you can find a comparison of Health Plans on the market. You can be eligible for lower costs if your individual household annual incomes is up to $46,000 or $94,000 for a family of four. To find out if you may qualify for lower costs, there is a simple calculator.

Four ways you can buy a health plan

If you don’t qualify for lower costs based on your income, you can get coverage 4 ways:

  • Directly from an insurance company. You can contact any health insurance company and see plans available in your area. Many have websites that let you compare all plans available from that company.
  • With the help of an insurance agent or broker. Agents generally work for a single health insurance company. Brokers generally sell plans from a number of companies. They can help you compare plans based on features and price and complete your enrollment. You don’t pay more by using an agent or broker. They’re generally paid by the insurance company whose plans they sell.
  • From an online health insurance seller. These online services offer health plans from a number of insurance companies. They let you compare prices and features and then enroll with the insurance company.
  • Through the Health Insurance Marketplace. You can apply and enroll through the Marketplace whether or not you qualify for lower costs based on your income.

Application Help in Page, Tuba City, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley

Healthcare Centers in the Page and Tuba City areas include Canyonlands, Tuba City Regional Healthcare Center, North Country Healthcare at Grand Canyon, and Utah Navajo Health System.

By phone

On the Healthcare.gov site, the following phone numbers are posted for help with the entire application process from beginning to end, 24/7.

1-800-318-2596

TTY: 1-855-889-4325

Help at District 1 Congressional Office

Affordable Care Information is available at the Arizona District 1 US Congressional Office.  Call ACA specialist, Judy Sulltrop, at 928-213-9977 or at [email protected].  Ann Kirkpatrick is the US Representative to Congress for District 1 of Arizona.

Read How the Affordable Care Act Applies to Native Americans

What if you Don’t Have Coverage in 2014?

Enroll by Dec. 23 for coverage starting as soon as Jan. 1. Open enrollment ends March 31, 2014. What if someone doesn’t have health coverage in 2014? Read the details here.

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