Resources on New Health Insurance Options

On November 1, 2018, open enrollment will begin for the Health Insurance Marketplace.  Coverage can begin January 1, 2019, as long as you enroll in a plan (or renew) by December 15, 2018.  If you previously signed up for a Marketplace plan, don’t forget to either change your plan or renew your current plan! Open Enrollment will end December 15, 2018.

If you are currently enrolled in Medicare, nothing will change for you.  Please follow the current enrollment rules for this program.  If you have questions, please contact the Arizona Medicare Office at 1-800-633-4227.

If you currently have coverage through your employer, you can keep it or you may be able to change to Marketplace coverage if you want to.

AHCCCS
If you make below 133% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), you may qualify for AHCCCS, Arizona’s Medicaid program. Adults without children are now eligible to apply.  Enrollment for AHCCCS is open year-round.

You can apply online at  www.healthearizonaplus.gov, in person at your local DES office, or with any organization that has previously helped you apply.

Video on Health-e-Arizona Plus

Health Insurance Marketplace
If you do not currently have health insurance and make over 133% of the FPL, you have new private insurance options available.  These options are all be available for you to compare through the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace.  This marketplace is available at www.healthcare.gov (Spanish version is also available at www.cuidadodesalud.gov).  You can also find more information on the marketplace at this website.

If you make between 133% and 400%, you may qualify for financial assistance for the insurance plan you choose.  You can choose to apply it immediately which will help lower your monthly costs.  To calculate what your monthly costs might be with this subsidy, please visit http://kff.org/interactive/subsidy-calculator/.

Need Help Applying or Have Questions?
There are Certified Application Counselors, Navigators, and Brokers available to assist you in the application process.

Please click here to search for a Certified Application Counselor or Navigator near you and make an appointment.

For Health Insurance Marketplace specific questions, please call 1-800-318-2596 (many languages are available).

We are also available to answer questions regarding AHCCCS, the Marketplace, and getting help with enrollment.  Please call us at 602-218-3900.

Other Resources
Please visit the Kaiser Family Foundation’s resource page for consumers at www.kff.org/aca-consumer-resources or watch this video: