ACA Insurance Sign-Up

Last updated 6/1/21

The extra enrollment period has been extended!
Enroll in health coverage for 2021 by August 15, 2021.

Give the little flier to others who might need coverage. (It's in the links below.)

The best time to SIGN UP for 2021 coverage is now!

(If your situation changes qualifying you for a Special Enrollment Period, you can apply any time.

Applications for the Children’s Health Insurance Program -CHIP and Medicaid are accepted any time.)

Sign up for ACA subsidized insurance, OR renew an existing plan, on www.healthcare.gov

Or call 1-800-318-2596,

Or get help from your local community health center.

To see incomes that qualify for this subsidized health insurance, check the chart in the attachment below.

WHY ENROLL IN HEALTH INSURANCE?

--> Coverage helps protect both you and your wallet.

Plans may cover a wide range of benefits, including doctor visits, hospital stays, preventive care and more. Protect yourself and your family.

--> Tax credits may be available to reduce costs.

If you are eligible, tax credits may be available to help reduce the cost of premiums and ensure access to health coverage for you and your family.

--> Assistance may be available.

Certified Application Counselors offer free, in-person assistance to help you explore your options. In South Dakota, Check with your local community health center. If assistance is not available, check www.healthcare.gov

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But what if your income does not qualify you for ANY health insurance?: Sorry to say, unless you can get Medicaid under SD's current limited availability, or insurance through our emplyment, you are in South Dakota’s coverage hole! You are out of luck. Why? Because South Dakota has not accepted the federal offer in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to expand Medicaid. The governor or legislature could adopt this very helpful measure to cover adults ages 19-64 whose incomes are below a certain amount (varies by family size). This is called Medicaid Expansion. We can all keep telling the SD governor and legislature that South Dakota needs Medicaid Expansion. It would get health coverage to thousands of South Dakotans, mostly low-wage workers.
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Between now and August 15, 2021, Please download and share the handout with people who may be eligible for ACA subsidized insurance.


Bread for the World-SD, 6/1/21

How to download? The little pop-out symbol in the corner will bring up a pdf version that you can download.
Here’s a half-page handout with info for you and to share:

handout half pg June'21, healthcare.gov.pdf