By Emily McKinley, Health Information Specialist On January 1, 2014, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be fully implemented. At this time, all Americans must be enrolled in some form of health coverage program to avoid tax penalties. To facilitate purchase and enrollment in health coverage plans, including Medicaid, the Health Insurance Marketplace will open in October 2013. Family Voices encourages individuals to prepare for this transition by educating themselves about the Marketplace, insurance plans, and other relevant changes. To this end, we have shared monthly ACA updates ( www.fvindiana.blogspot.com , filter by topic Affordable Care Act) as well as time-sensitive alerts about the legislation. In this update, we would like to share how you can prepare for enrolling via the Health Insurance Marketplace. If you are not already familiar with insurance, this is a great time to review coverage terms and costs. We recommend perusing www.healthcare
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