The Affordable Care Act: Resources for the Health Insurance Marketplace
Updated 23 November 2016
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Click on this image to visit the Health Insurance Marketplace homepage. There, you can sign up to have important news and updates sent to your email account.
If you live in Wisconsin, you will use this website, HealthCare.gov, to apply for coverage, compare plans, and enroll.
You can create your Marketplace account today. Questions? Call 1-800-318-2596, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. TTY users call 1-855-889-4325.
What is the public library's role in helping people find insurance in the Marketplace? Your public library is here to help you find the answers to your questions. We provide public access computers for your use and there are informational brochures available. Also, this web page provides a route to many answers. The library workers are not certified to help you enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace, but we can send you to the professionals who are certified!
Resources for Professionals
The WI Department of Public Instruction web page provides resources for librarians. Visit the site at Affordable Care Act (ACA): Information for Wisconsin Librarians.
Resources for Individuals
Protect Yourself from Fraud: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has recommendations on best practices for individuals to protect themselves from fraud in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Read about it!
Are you a Veteran? Visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs page VA, Affordable Care Act and You.
MedlinePlus has created an extensive page of links for answers to questions about health insurance.
The Affordable Care Act, or health care law, contains new health insurance coverage and financial assistance options for individuals and families. The IRS will administer the tax provisions included in the law. Visit the IRS Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions website to learn more.
The UW-Madison Ebling Library has a resource page for public use.
Resources for Small Business Owners
Are you a small business owner? The Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) is a new way to buy high-quality health insurance for your employees. It opened for business October 1, 2013.
Scroll down the page to sign up for email updates. There is also a call center phone number for answers to your questions about businesses with fewer than 50 employees.
The U.S. Small Business Administration's health care page provides information about the key provisions of the Affordable Care Act as it applies to different sizes of businesses. There is also a glossary of key health care reform terms and a timeline for ACA reforms. The site provides links to the ACA law, IRS provisions and a link to an interactive tool to help businesses find state-specific information.
The Internal Revenue Service will administer the tax provisions of the ACA as they apply to individuals and employers. Visit the IRS Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions website to learn more.
The Department of Labor website contains statements from the U.S. Secretary of Labor and many resource links regarding Affordable Care Act regulations and guidance. There is a section of FAQs for the ACA implementation.
Here are links to two online calculators for determining whether your small business is eligible for the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit:
* The IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service developed the Small Business Health Care Credit Estimator to help you find out whether you're eligible for the Small Business Health Care Credit and how much you might receive.
The Small Business Majority's Health Coverage Guide provides step-by-step guidance for small business owners looking for employee health coverage.
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