There is another option for those with health insurance policies that were issued prior to January 1, 2014.
Tom Gilsdorf is the Director of Product Development for Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska and says Nebraska Department of insurance will extend polices that are not compliant with the Affordable Care Act through October 1, 2016.
The extension is available to individual members and those covered by small employer groups (2 to 50 people). Gilsdorf says the extension is an option. Consumers can also log on to the federal marketplace and sign up for insurance during the open sign up period that will again start this fall.
Gilsdorf says those who decide to continue their con-compliant health care plans will not be eligible for federal cost assistance.