The ACA law means that if you cannot get insurance for yourself or your family through your employer, you will be able to buy insurance through your state’s Health Insurance Marketplace. October 2013 marked the beginning of a six-month open enrollment period for health insurance and everyone has until March 31, 2014 to sign up for coverage that starts in 2014.
Importantly, the health care law prevents health insurance companies from charging anyone a higher premium just because they happen to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
The Everything You Need To Know Guide will help couples and parents who are LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) understand how the ACA benefits LGBT people and their families. The guide provides a basic overview of the ACA, a review of how the act helps you and your family, and an explanation of how you and your family can access affordable health insurance. It’s free to download.
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