Now's the time to take a closer look at the ACA plan you’re in to see if it’s still meeting your needs

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By Kathy Carvin, HealthMarkets Insurance Agent

With the introduction of the American Rescue Plan Act, people who currently participate in an Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance plan have the opportunity to make a change or save a considerable sum of money on their plan costs, if they act before Sunday, August 15.

For about 80% of Americans, plans for $10 after subsidies will be possible. Some people are seeing silver plans for zero dollars a month. *

For those who were on unemployment for any amount of time during 2021, the highest allowable subsidy will be possible—even if you have or had a really good income.*

For those taking advantage of COBRA (an extension of previously held group coverage from an employer) because they lost their job and were eligible, the government may cover the cost until the end of September.

The new subsidies are not automatic. You have to update your information to take advantage of these savings

Now might be a perfect time to take a closer look at the ACA plan you’re in to see if it’s still meeting your needs, or if the several billion dollars that have been carved out for richer benefits could be of benefit to you. With just a quick phone call to me, you can find out if there are healthcare savings in your immediate future. As always, my guidance is free of charge.

Kathy Carvin, a licensed insurance agent with HealthMarkets Insurance Agency, has offices at 10512 Northfield Road, in Northfield, and 28881 Lorain Road, in North Olmsted. She serves all of Northeast Ohio. Schedule a time to meet with her in the office, your home, or via video chat, 216-375-5902. *Source:

*1 Those with incomes between 100% and 150% of the federal poverty level (FPL) may qualify for a zero-dollar premium silver plan (after tax credits). They may also qualify for a zero-dollar premium bronze plan (after tax credits). Current enrollees will be able to change to any available plan in their area without restriction to the same level of coverage as their current plan. *2 Premium subsidies vary by address and subject to eligibility. Cost sharing (deductibles and coinsurance) may be higher. 47480-HM-0521
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