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Online information resources for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
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Learn More about Health Insurance Market Place

Please email Linda Spiro ( if you find missing links or have suggestions for other resources to include on this guide.

Enroll by Monday, Dec. 24, 2013 (extended from the 23rd) for coverage starting as soon as January 1, 2014. 

    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.

Health Insurance Marketplace Information in Spanish

Infórmese acerca del mercado de seguros médicos y sus nuevas opciones de cobertura.

Rice University - Health Care Changes

  • 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.

Guides/ Fact Sheets

New Infograph (12/20/13): Interactive: A State-by-State Look at How the Uninsured Fare Under the ACA (Kaiser Family Foundation) - reveals big differences in eligibiity for ACA coverage depending on whether a state expands Medicaid or not.


Rice University ACA Notice

State-Specific and Local Information

  • 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.

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