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Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act

Mayor Ben McAdams

Message from Mayor Ben McAdams

The Affordable Care Act – also known as healthcare reform—sets out new requirements and resources for consumers so that they can help navigate the changing health insurance coverage system. Surveys show that many Utahns are unsure about the new law and how they can find reliable, accurate information.  Healthcare reform seeks to expand coverage.  But achieving that goal depends on consumers’ ability to effectively participate in health coverage in ways that have been unavailable until now.

With this website, I hope we can help you with answers to questions such as:

  • How can I find coverage?
  • What will it cost?
  • When will I see the benefits?

The Open Enrollment period for 2015 coverage is November 15, 2015 to February 15, 2015. That is a much shorter time frame than last year, so be sure you visit the Healthcare.gov website in a timely manner.For personalized help with your choices or to find assistance near you visit www.takecareutah.org

The Children’s Health Insurance Program—CHIP—is open for enrollment all year. Depending on income and family size, working Utah families who do not have other health insurance may qualify for CHIP. To find out more, visit www.health.utah.gov/chip

Health care is a very personal issue that touches all our lives. My hope is that the information available here assists you and your family in making the best possible choice for you.