On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court made an important decision about the Health Insurance Marketplace keeping quality, affordable coverage for millions of Americans. The Supreme Court’s decision confirmed that if you qualify, you can receive financial assistance, including premium tax benefit to make coverage more affordable no matter where you live.
On average, consumers enrolled in the Marketplace are receiving $3,260 per year in tax credit, or $272 each month.
About 8 in 10 consumers could find coverage for $100 or less with tax credit through the Marketplace.
If you don’t have health insurance, see if you can get health coverage for 2015. You may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period due to life change, such as marriage, having a baby, or losing other coverage. Open enrollment for 2016 starts on November 1, 2015.
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- Ask students if anyone in their family is affected by the Supreme Court ruling, and if so, how?
- Ask students to prepare a summary of the major provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
- Why is it important to inform the Marketplace about any changes to your household, income, and insurance status?
- If you have health insurance through your employer or purchased it on the individual market, does the Supreme Court ruling impact you?