Online information resources for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
Last Updated: Nov 26, 2013
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Primary site for learning about the Health Insurance Marketplace provisions. Applications start Oct. 1, 2013 and run through March 31, 2014. Includes a pull down menu for states since some states manage their own plans. Customer service representatives (150+ languages in addition to English and Spanish) are available 24 hours a day for assistance via a toll-free number at 1-800-318-2596 and hearing impaired callers using TTY/TDD technology can dial 1-855-889-4325 for assistance.
- The Affordable Care Act is Here
Presentation by Elaine Britt, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources at Rice. Provides a quick way to learn key points about the Affordable Care Health Act. Includes Rice specific information.
- Wondering About Health Care Reform?
Rice University Human Resources page with health care reform information specifically for Rice personnel.
- Find Local Help
Enter a geographic location to identify assistance destinations in a specific locale. See also the Spanish version
- Navigator Organizations
Identifies Navigator organizations in states who have chosen to use federally-facilitated (like Texas) or state partnership marketplaces. Navigators serve as an in-person resource for those seeking additional assistance in shopping for and enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace this fall. An explanation of navigator assistance is available here
- Outreach and Enrollment Assistance
Map of outreach and enrollment centers by state and then local areas.
- State by State
Use the map to discover how the Affordable Care Act is helping people in your state.
- Texas Department of Insurance Affordable Care Act Page
Links for individuals and businesses needing information about the Affordable Care Act.