This year, the enrollment period is shorter and it seems Nebraskans are aware and have been signing up.
“I think the last numbers I heard it was a little more than 54,000 Nebraskans have signed up,” Nebraska Department of Insurance Director Bruce Ramge tells Nebraska Radio Network.
There are two ways to enroll: through an insurance agent or online at Healthcare.gov.
Medica is the only insurance company offering plans through the ACA in Nebraska. But, Ramge notes though only one insurer participates, it does offer several plans. Ramge says it is important participants make sure they are getting the plan they want; one which their preferred doctor or hospital accepts.
If you think you can’t afford health insurance, you might want to check it out.
“Many people, depending on their income level, might qualify for a premium subsidy,” according to Ramge. “So, that’s important to know.”
Data won’t be available for a while, but it appears more Nebraskans are signing up through the ACA than a year ago.
Free assistance from certified program counselors is available by calling 211.
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:45]