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Healthcare Reform Affordable Care Act

Healthcare Reform Affordable Care Act

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Healthcare Reform & Health Insurance Exchanges --  Resources and Information

In order to help our communities navigate through the Affordable Care Act’s Insurance Exchange Marketplace, Monroe Clinic has Certified Application Counselors on staff.  Our counselors are trained to provide facts and information so that you can make the best decision on your healthcare insurance selection.

Appointments can be scheduled by calling 608-324-2802 or e-mail ACAinfo@monroeclinic.org.

Many in our communities will still receive their health insurance through their employer's benefit package or  programs like Medicare and Medicaid.  Individuals that purchase their own insurance will now have access to the Health Insurance Exchange Marketplace.


Health Insurance Exchange Facts:

1)   For those not receiving benefits through their employer, the Health Insurance Marketplace is designed to offer flexible plans that accommodate every budget and medical need. 

2)   All plans offered are required to meet ACA guidelines and include office visits, inpatient services, preventative care, prescriptions, and more.

3)   Low budget plans are available and individuals may qualify for financial assistance based on income guidelines.

4)   A pre-existing condition will not disqualify an individual from participating in the Insurance Exchange Marketplace.

5)  Please visit healthcare.gov to compare plan options and enroll or call 608-324-2802 to make an appointment with one of Monroe Clinic’s Certified Application Counselors.


Below is the info you'll need to apply for coverage:

  • Information about your household size. Figure out who in your household should apply before you start your application. Visit HealthCare.gov/income-and-household-information/household-size for help figuring out who needs coverage. 
  • Home and/or mailing addresses for everyone applying for coverage. 
  • Information about everyone applying for coverage, like addresses and birth dates. 
  • Social Security Numbers. 
  • Information about the professional helping you apply (if you’re getting help completing your application). Visit HealthCare.gov/help/whos-helping-me-complete-my-application for more information. 
  • Document information for legal immigrants. Visit HealthCare.gov/help/immigration-document-types for more information. 
  • Information on how you file your taxes. 
  • Employer and income information for every member of your household (for example, from pay stubs or W-2 forms—Wage and Tax Statements). Visit HealthCare.gov/income-and-household-information/income to learn more about what types of income to include and not include. 
  • Our best estimate of what your household income will be in 2018. Visit HealthCare.gov/income-and-household-information/how-to-report for help estimating your income. 
  • Policy numbers for any current health insurance plans covering members of your household. 
  • A completed “Employer Coverage Tool” for every job-based plan you or someone in your household is eligible for. (You’ll need to fill out this form even for coverage you’re eligible for but don’t enroll in.) Visit HealthCare.gov/downloads/employer-coverage-tool.pdf to view or print the tool.
  • Notices from your current plan that include your plan ID, if you have or had health coverage in 2017.


Need advice?

Visit healthcare.gov and marketplace.cms.gov for more information.

Or call 608-324-2802 and request to speak with a Certified Application Counselor.  

Business hours are Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.




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