You’ve got more options for coverage

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Dawn Soroka, Kathy Carvin, Steve Lichtig and Nancy Zajac. (Photography: Benjamin Margalit)

By Beth Newcomb

One of the hallmarks of last year’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment was the elimination of the tax penalty for those failing to acquire coverage. The law requiring coverage was and is still in place, but the individual mandate on the tax penalty was eliminated last year. This was a tax code change, not an ACA change, but it obviously impacted everyone covered under the Affordable Care Act.

The tax code change gave people who were subscribed to an ACA plan more options. Some chose to stay with the ACA coverage they already had, others chose to switch to a non-ACA governed plan.

ACA plans do a great job of including all of the things a healthcare plan should include. If you decide to make a switch, it should really be based on sound information. A free review with a member of the HealthMarkets team will give you exactly that.

People who want or need ACA coverage still need to follow the enrollment dates (now through December 15), or they need to change plans. With HealthMarkets, you’ll have the power to learn about all of your options, and you can feel confident that the plan you’re in, or perhaps another plan, is the best fit for you and your family. You have the power to choose.

HealthMarkets is located at 10512 Northfield Road, in Northfield. To schedule an appointment with a licensed insurance agent, call 330-908-0200. Office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 2 p.m.-8 p.m.; other times by appointment.

HealthMarkets Insurance Agency, Inc. is licensed as an insurance agency in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Not all agents are licensed to sell all products. Service and product availability varies by state. Agents may be compensated based on enrollment. No obligation to enroll. HMIA007570 11/2019