Obamacare’s enrollment period 2022: The full guide!
We know that we’re on a hot topic right here due to the fact that we’re currently in the enrollment period for Obamacare 2022, and because of it, we would like to tell all of you the basic information you need to know for this enrollment period. With more than 20 years of experience, Blue Ocean not only wants you to get the best insurance possible that will cover up every need you have and adapt to your budget and necessities, but we also want you to always be informed. We know that this whole Obamacare topic might get a little confusing, so our main priority is to sum it up for you in a way you not only understand every piece of information but are also capable of starting your enrollment process. Of course, you won’t have to do it on your own, that’s why Blue Ocean is here for you!
What is Obamacare?
In the first place, The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is a health care reform that was signed into law on March 23rd, 2010. It’s an effort aimed at making insurance more accessible and affordable for everyone, and landmark legislation that provides health care subsidies to individuals and families based on age, household size, and income. The insurance covers numerous treatments or situations that were not covered before; this makes it affordable for everyone! As well as providing protection against being turned down by insurers because of pre-existing conditions like pregnancy or gender identity issues – no one can be left out in need any more thanks to the ACA’s benefits package which was designed with you at its core: America’s working poor population who are still struggling but deserve better from their government after years earning hard currency through honest labor.
How does it work?
Enrollment period 2022
The Affordable Care Act has established an open enrollment period, known as Obamacare Open Enrollment. This is a time when you can apply for health insurance coverage if eligible and want to do so before January 1st of next year! You only get one chance at this; make sure your application process goes smoothly or else no other opportunities will come around again soon enough unless you qualify for another Special Enrollment Period, in which case there’s still flexibility with renewing old policies outside regular marketplaces.
For this year, the open enrollment period changed a little. It usually goes from November 1st to December 15th, but this year things changed for everyone! This year the enrollment period began on November 1st but it now has two different deadlines. If you enroll before December 15th and get selected to be part of this amazing reform, you will get coverage starting January 1st, 2022. But if you missed this deadline because you didn’t get enough time, didn’t get help with the process early, or for whatever reason, you can now enroll up to January 15th. If you do so and are selected, you will begin to get coverage starting February 1st, 2022. With this said, if you’d like or need to get coverage starting the exact first day of this upcoming year, make sure you have everything set and ready (paperwork and more) before December 15th.
Special Enrollment Period
Obamacare’s special enrollment period basically consists in giving you the opportunity to purchase any plan within the program or make changes to the one you already had even after the initial open enrollment period has ended. You are eligible for this special period if you’re going through or went through a Qualifying Life Event that requires you to modify or completely change your health insurance for your benefit or your family’s.
The special enrollment period does not work like the Open Enrollment Period, this one doesn’t go from November 1st to January 15th, instead, depending on the qualifying life event, you have a 60 day period afterward to postulate yourself for this period. If you miss this SEP (Special Enrollment Period), it might be possible that you’ll have to wait for the next Open Enrollment Period in order to be eligible for Obamacare, so we truly suggest you keep in mind all of the information given here about dates and requirements so you can enroll during the correct period of time.
Some of the qualifying life events that apply for SEP
- Marriage or divorce
- A permanent move to a different state
- Change in your migratory status
- Change in your household’s incomes
- Government’s mistakes
- Having a baby or adopting a child
And many others apply.
Now that you know how to enroll and start your process, we would also like to let you know some of the main benefits that Obamacare has to offer. This program is defined by popular belief as one of the greatest things to ever happen to the United States.
- Hospitalization is included
- Preventive care and general check-ups when treating any condition
- Chronic disease treatments
- Labs and emergency services are included
- Adult children can stay under their parents’ insurance until the age of 26
- It is complete medical insurance that offers low-cost plans for families or for individual beings.
- Pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum processes are included
- Rehab therapies
- Wide network of doctors and specialists for every condition
These are only some of the benefits that Obamacare includes, and we are sure that after this, you wouldn’t want to miss the enrollment period. Take advantage of every benefit, enroll correctly. Contact Blue Ocean. This enrollment process not only is a really long one but sensitive personal information is being handled and we wouldn’t want you to put all of this information in the wrong hands. Like we said at the beginning, we have over 20 years of experience in which our main goal has always been our client’s safety and benefit, so we would be honored if you leave this entire process in our hands. We will work by your hand and try to always achieve your goals and expectations. Trust Blue Ocean and let’s start the process together! Don’t let this enrollment period slip away, you’re still on time!