CONGRATULATIONS: Now that you have enrolled in your 2018 health plan here is what to expect from your insurance company:
- Welcome letter (should arrive within 2 weeks of your enrollment)
- Summary of Benefits (should arrive within 2 weeks)
- Health Insurance Cards (some companies may not send cards until the 1st payment is made)
- 1st Month's Bill and payment before the start of coverage on the first date of the month.
What you can do:
- Find a Provider (online or by phone with your insurance company or we can help)
- Schedule an appointment for your preventive checkup with your new provider.
Take a few minutes now to get the documents you need to apply for a health plan. You’ll need information about yourself and the members of your household. Bring this to your appointment with an enrollment counselor or agent.
What do I need to apply?
- Basic information. Names and dates of birth for each person in your household.
- Home mailing address. If someone in your household has a different home address, you’ll need that, too.
- Social Security numbers. Enter each person’s Social Security number. If you leave this blank, you may be asked to provide more information at a later time.
- Information about professional enrollment help. Did you get help from a broker, agent or enrollment counselor? If so, you’ll enter some information about this person on your application.
- Immigration document information. Is anyone on your application a legal immigrant? If so, you’ll be asked to provide information from immigration documents.
- How you file your taxes. If you file federal income taxes, you may be asked about your filing status and who you claim as a dependent on your taxes.
- Income information. Enter employer and income information for everyone in your household.
- Health insurance policy numbers. If anyone in your household currently has a health insurance plan, you’ll enter the policy numbers. You can find this on the health insurance card or documents from the plan.
- Current Marketplace Plan ID. You’ll enter the Plan ID for anyone in your household who currently has Marketplace coverage.
- For Native Americans, a Certificate of Indian Blood or Tribal Identification Card.
How long does it take to apply?
Filling out an application for coverage may take an hour. Or, it could take longer. You might start the application and come back later to finish. Get started now
so you have enough time to finish.