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The Affordable Care Act

Learning About Affordable Care

Lake County Public Library has free public computers that can be used as you learn about the Affordable Care Act and use the Health Insurance Marketplace at Healthcare.gov.

While library staff cannot operate the computer for you, please consider the following public programs and government-provided web information as you explore your options.

November 15, 2014 – February 15, 2015

The Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment period for 2015 coverage is November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015. Coverage could begin as early as January 1, 2015.

Special Enrollment Period

You may qualify to enroll for marketplace coverage NOW if you have a qualifying life event. If you qualify outside of the November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015 enrollment period, you would be considered part of a special enrollment period.

Qualifying life events include marriage, divorce, having a baby, moving, COBRA expiration, loss of job-based coverage, and more.

The Health Insurance Marketplace: Is It For You?

Through the Marketplace, you can apply, compare all your options, and find out if you can get lower costs on monthly premiums or get free or low-cost coverage. When you’re ready to enroll, you’ll decide how you pay your premiums or get help signing up for Medicaid or CHIP if you’re eligible.

Before open enrollment begins, you can explore your options, prepare to apply, and sign up for Marketplace updates.

There is no deadline for Medicaid or CHIP enrollment. You can enroll for these programs all year long.

Free Public Classes

Affordable Care – Qualifying for Special Enrollment

Affordable Care and the Health Insurance Marketplace are available all year long if you have a Qualifying Life Event. Library Trainer, Debbie Rzepczynski, will teach what Qualifying Life Events are and offer tips on entering the Marketplace.

Please register for these classes by calling 219-769-3541, x340, or register online via our calendar (just click the hand under the "Affordable Care" program on the date you want to attend).

Date Location Time

Wednesday, July 23

Merrillville Branch
Room B

4-6 PM

Wednesday, Aug 20

Merrillville Branch
Room B

4-6 PM

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Merrillville Branch
Middle Lvl Meeting Room

4-6 PM

Further Healthcare Resources

Get Covered: A One-Page Guide to the Health Insurance Marketplace (PDF)

Health Insurance Marketplace

The website where the online Health Insurance Marketplace is located is https://www.healthcare.gov.

Help Center Health Insurance Marketplace

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TTY: 1-855-889-4325

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