The government marketplace opens Saturday for those needing to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Matt Leonard is the manager of consumer sales with Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska and says this is a time for those with existing plans to check out new options and for those without insurance to sign up.
Those wanting coverage to start on January 1, 2015 need to sign up by December 15th. Open enrollment will continue through February 15th.
Leonard says it is a good idea to look over your information to see if everything is still correct if you plan on continuing the coverage you currently have. There was a box that needed to be checked for the coverage to continue. He says it is also a good idea to make sure everything is correct so you receive the maximum subsidy.
43,000 Nebraskans are covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield through ACA and 87% receive subsidies.