Enrollment starts October 1, 2013. The website to start the enrollment process is healthcare.gov. HealthCare.gov, created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary source of information about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It was designed to help Americans prepare for the changes ahead. The site has tools to help consumers understand their choices and select the coverage that best suits their needs. Starting October 1st, there will be links to actual forms.
Coverage begins January 1, 2014, and open enrollment closes on March 31, 2014.
For a checklist on items that you will need before enrollment, please click here.
The contact people that will have all the information in case you have questions are called Navigators. They are listed here, to help you find one in your area.
These are a list of a few resources to help you research more information about the Affordable Care Act and make more informed decisions.
Assistance is available 24/7 through a chat line on the website or through the toll free hotline at 1-800-318-2596 (1-855-889-4325 TTY/TTD). Toll free operators can offer assistance in more than 150 languages. Currently they can provide education about options; after October 1st they can help enroll.